The Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme means that all eligible deaf and hearing impaired people can afford to keep themselves and their families safe with the best specialised smoke alarm available. Funded by the Queensland Department of Community Safety, the scheme is available throughout Queensland and makes specialised smoke alarms available at a fraction of the cost.​

Queensland law requires every home to have a working smoke alarm installed. Standard smoke alarms are not effective in alerting profoundly or severely deaf residents to a fire. It is simply to risky to you and your loved ones to not have a relevant and effective smoke alarm in your home.  (Deaf Services Queensland)

How much will it cost me?

Phone: (07) 3892 8500

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Email: smoke

Deaf Services Queensland

What is the Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme?

What type of smoke alarm can I get?

The Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme means that you will be out of pocket only $50 with the rest of the cost covered by the funding that Deaf Services Queensland has received from the Queensland Department of Community Safety. Specialty smoke alarms for deaf or hearing impaired people can cost more than $400.

Hearing Impaired Smoke Alarms

The smoke alarm available under the scheme is wireless with a lithium battery, and includes a flashing light and vibrating pad. As seen in the photo below by Brooks Alarms:

The Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme is available if you:

  • Are deaf or hearing impaired
  • Have a current Pensioner Concession Card
  • Are a resident of Queensland
  • ​Have not previously received a smoke alarm under the Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme

Who is eligible?