The specialised smoke alarm alerts users to fire hazard through visual (flashing light) and tactile (vibrating pad) stimuli to ensure safety within your home, particularly when asleep.

To be eligible you must be:

  • Deaf or hard of hearing with a severe to profound loss in both ears, or a severe high frequency loss ≥70dB (averaged across 2, 3 & 4kHz) in each ear
  • A resident of Victoria or Tasmania
  • Not eligible for other funding schemes such as NDIS

The smoke alarm pack retails at $685. Those who are eligible will receive the pack for a $50 out of pocket fee. The fee can be waived for those who hold a Pension Concession Card.

To apply for the subsidy, please complete the online application form below. For more information or alternate ways to apply for the subsidy please contact Expression Audiology via email:

The Victorian Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme is part of the State Government’s Victorian Aids and Equipment Program. The Tasmanian Specialised Smoke Alarm Program is made possible through the support of the Tasmanian Government.

Smoke Alarm Subsidy Application Form

This form will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. You will need to upload proof of Deafness or degree of hearing loss.

To receive a smoke alarm kit you need to make a $50 co-payment. If it is difficult for you to meet this cost, please contact for solutions.

One smoke alarm kit is supplied per person, you can apply for more than one smoke alarm per household if there are multiple people who meet the eligibility criteria in the same house. Separate applications should be completed for each individual applying for the subsidy.

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Your Personal Information

Living Arrangements

Please provide further details on your home:

Client Responsibilities

As a recipient of the Victorian Smoke Alarm Scheme or the Tasmanian Specialised Smoke Alarm Program you are responsible for the following. Please agree to all the conditions below in order to receive your smoke alarm.

Maintaining the alarm

Contact Expression Australia immediately if:

General Conditions

Proof of Profound Deafness

Please choose ONE of TWO options and attach the statement to this application.

I have attached a most recent audiogram (within the last twelve months) proving that I am Deaf or hard of hearing with a severe to profound loss in both ears, or a severe high frequency loss in each ear.


I have attached a referee letter from a Teacher of the Deaf, Audiologist, Case Manager, Expression Australia staff, Deaf Victoria staff, Able Australia staff OR Doctor (GP) stating that I am profoundly deaf or have a severe high frequency hearing loss.

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