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The NSW Government made automatic fire sprinkler systems mandatory in all residential aged care facilities after the tragic nursing home fire in Quakers Hill in 2011. These laws took effect on 1 January 2013.


A number of facilities were required to meet a deadline for retrofitting of fire sprinkler systems of 1 September 2014. The remainder of aged care facilities must retrofit fire sprinkler systems by 1 March 2016, unless granted a postponement by the Fire Sprinkler Systems Implementation Committee. Aged care providers are subject to strict reporting requirements and regular review.


The Fire Sprinkler Systems Implementation Committee monitors the overall progress of the retrofit program for fire sprinkler systems. For more information on timelines, progress and the framework for this work see:


Please note that not all of NSW's aged care facilities are listed on this page. Facilities shown are those subject to the sprinkler retrofit requirements. To see all aged care facilities view the interactive map, current as of 1 November 2017.

Interactive map

Click on a house icon on the map, for details.


Page last updated: 30/07/2019