Penalties for failure to provide an Annual Fire Safety Statement
It is an offence to fail to provide an annual fire safety statement under Clause 177 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
Substantial and continuing weekly penalty notices reflect the importance of providing an annual fire safety statement by the due date.
- 1 week late $500
- 2 weeks late an additional $1000
- 3 weeks late an additional $1500
- 4 weeks late an additional $2000
While Council sends a courtesy reminder letter to building owners, the responsibility for providing an annual fire safety statement remains the legal responsibility of the owner.
Failure to submit an annual fire safety statement can lead to legal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court, where the maximum penalty for a breach is $110,000.
Late submissions of annual fire safety statements will also incur Penalty Infringement Notices.