Request a joint inspection

Local government authorities (i.e. Council) and consent authorities may request Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) to undertake a joint inspection in relation to the fire safety provisions of an existing occupied building.

Under section 9.32(2)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, FRNSW may inspect an occupied building when requested to do so by the local government authority or consent authority of the area in which the building is located. The inspection will determine whether adequate provision for fire safety has been made in connection with the building, or prescribed fire safety provisions have been complied with.

Note: A minimum of two FRNSW Officers will conduct a joint inspection with the relevant authority.


Request a joint inspection  (MS Word, 255 kb dotm)

What do I get?

The applicant will receive written correspondence from FRNSW including a report of the inspection undertaken and recommendations made in respect to the findings.


There is no charge applicable to local government authorities and consent authorities seeking comment on an occupied building.