Electrical Safety Compliance in Victoria

From March 29, 2021 new rules apply to electrical and gas safety compliance in rental properties across Victoria.

Under the new regulations, rental providers – landlords, property managers, and owners – are responsible for electrical and gas safety. An electrical and gas safety check for rental properties is required every two years to ensure gas appliances and electrical installations, fittings, and appliances are in safe working order.

As a rental provider, it’s essential to understand your obligations and have an effective service supplier in place to manage your risk and ensure compliance.

Who can do an Electrical or Gas Safety Check?
  • Fully qualified and licensed electricians who are either a Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) or are employed by one.
  • Fully qualified licensed plumbers authroised for Type A Servicing
What gets checked?

Victorian rental providers must ensure an electrical safety inspection is carried out on all electrical installations, appliances, and fittings provided in rental properties once every two years, and a report is provided to the Agency for the tenant.

Service includes:

  • Switchboard inspection and tests
  • Smoke Alarm testing
  • Earth continuity tests
  • Power point and light switch tests
  • Electrical appliance inspection
  • Electrical installation audit report


Victorian rental providers must ensure gas safety inspections are carried out on all gas installations, appliances, and fittings provided in rental properties once every two years and be conducted by a qualified gas plumber.

Services include:

  • Carbon monoxide emissions
  • Gas leaks and safe operation
  • Correct installation and compliance
  • Negative pressure test

Our team of electricians and plumbers are fully licensed to conduct the safety checks under the new rules.

SAA has been offering trusted smoke alarm compliance services for 15 years and we will deliver the same level of service reliability you have experienced with our smoke alarm services with these new electrical checks.


SAA offers an end-to-end service that means no surprises for you and one all-inclusive annual invoice. It includes:

  • Reliable electricians & Plumbers
  • Hassle-free direct-to-tenant booking
  • Dedicated customer service line
  • Online property management portal
  • Planning compliance schedules across your portfolio
  • Data integration with popular property management softwares

Talk to us about keeping the people and property under your care, safe.

Book a safety service or bundle with a new or existing smoke alarm service subscription.

Smoke Alarms Australia recently launched an updated Online Customer Portal (OCP) to assist property managers to manage their portfolios. The portal has several new features such as being able to order collateral, check alarm statistics and load files for bulk changes to the managed portfolio. One exciting change is the introduction of a full secure B2B integration with property Me.

The OCP uses industry-leading synchronization processes to integrate your property data easily and securely. This means that through a digital handshake, the OCP communicates through Property Me to update property details relevant to smoke alarm servicing across your property portfolio. Relevant details include tenant name and contact details, key numbers, and property managers.

With Property Me integration, syncing select property data into the OCP is as simple as 3 easy steps

  • Let us know that you use Property Me  - SAA will add PropertyMe to a specialised field in the SAA ERP and advise when done
  • Go into the OCP dashboard and select Property Me in the Properties drop-down, click sync now.  This will take you to the Property Me login page. Log in, select your portfolio to grant access
  • Your Property Me data will then sync with the SAA system matching properties to the service and updating changes in property details.

The benefits of syncing through the secure handshake include up to date property information on both systems, less properties in access difficulties and less manual work for property managers which gives back precious time. At SAA, we understand that time is money, so we have invested heavily in making your data secure, and as an agent, you need life to be simple.

Do you use PropertyMe or would you like to know more?

Smoke Alarms Australia is excited to announce an upgrade to our Online Partner Portal (OPP). The upgrade to the OpP will make managing your portfolio even easier, with added features that will save you time and energy.

The portal will now provide a new interface, easy-to-read dashboard, clearer snapshots of outstanding actions, invoicing and service report downloads, timelines of existing jobs, and portfolio statistics based on customer feedback. As an agent, you will also have access to our industry-leading risk calculator and be able to download or order collateral like tenant and landlord brochures.

At SAA we understand that time is money which is why we have invested heavily in making your data secure by working with Microsoft Azure Data Centres who have extensive layers of security to meet a set of international and industry-specific compliance standards. SAA undergoes penetration testing each year, assessed independently to ensure that the security measures in place protect your most valuable asset.

As an agent, you need life to be simple. The bonus to the OPP is the feature of seamless data integration. Simply upload data in your desired format to our secure site, and our system then matches the data to our ERP. This will save your agency time, using technology to keep all relevant details up to date. Information that can be updated includes new tenant details, properties no longer managed, or new properties that you wish to add to your portfolio. SAA is also working with property software companies to update through secure B2B integration. It is essential to check with your current provider what security measures they have in place around data integration.

These advances in partnership capabilities are at the forefront of the smoke alarm industry. You are in control of your data. The setup is simple, requiring only an authorisation to B2B handshake. Our team is available if you want to know more. Click the buttons below to learn about these new time-saving processes.

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