NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)

New strata window safety device requirements

Announcement – 13 March 2018

NCAT’s Strata application form has been updated to include orders about the new window safety device requirements for residential strata buildings in NSW.  

To prevent children falling from windows, all strata buildings in NSW must now be fitted with window safety devices.  The devices must allow a maximum window opening of 12.5cm. Owners corporations must have these devices installed on all applicable common property windows by 13 March 2018.

NCAT can make orders about window safety devices, including any functions under section 118 of the Strata Schemes Management Act such as installation and repairs.

Visit the NSW Fair Trading website for more information about the strata window safety device requirements.