Annual Fire Safety Statements

Safety Statements and Schedules
For a copy of our current blank fire safety statement please click the link Fire Safety Statement

Fire safety schedules list the measures which are needed to maintain a fire safe premises or building.

Every year, the owner of a identified class 1b  to 9, building or premises in the shire MUST provide SMRC and Fire and Rescue NSW with a statement that ALL prescribed fire-safety measures listed on your fire-safety schedule have been assessed and certified by a qualified person.

Safety Measures may include:
  • Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Automatic Fire Suppression Systems, such as Sprinkler Systems
  • Emergency Lighting and Exit Signs
  • Fire Hose Reels, Fire Hydrants and Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Doors and Mechanical Air-handling Systems
  • Lightweight Fire Resistant Construction Materials
  • Fines will apply to those premises that are required to and do not submit an annual fire safety statement.

Fire safety schedules list the measures which are needed to maintain a fire safe premises or building.

SMRC sends a courtesy reminder letter to the owners of affected premises care of the address provided for rates and notices. However, SMRC accepts no responsibility for any reliance upon this reminder letter, the legal responsibility for providing the statement when due rests with the owner of the premises.

Failure to submit an annual fire safety statement could lead to legal proceedings in the Land and Environment court, where the maximum penalty for a breach $110,000.

Council Officers may be able to assist you locating your fire safety schedule if you do not have a copy.

In accordance with Council’s Management Plan, Statement of Revenue Policy and Schedule of Fees and Charges, the owner of the building is required to pay fees to council for services associated with the administration, assessment and follow-up of outstanding Fire Safety Statements.