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Lodge notification of group homes premises

Any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) of any group home should notify Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) of the premises so that FRNSW can plan an appropriate response to the group home in the event of an emergency.

Group homes are places of shared accommodation that provide independent living for people with disabilities. Group homes are staffed 24/7 to provide direct support to people with additional needs such as challenging behaviours and complex health needs.

In the event of an emergency, the higher dependency needs of residents may require additional resources to assist with the safe and orderly evacuation of the group home. When FRNSW has received notification of the group home, the alarm response protocol for that premises is escalated to dispatch appropriate resources when an emergency occurs.

Form

Notification of group home premises form  (MS Word, 255 kb dotm)

Costs

There is no charge applicable to lodge a notification of group home premises.