QFES Alarm Monitoring Schedule of Charges 2022-23
August 25, 2022
It’s that time of year again. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has released its Annual Alarm Management Charge (AMC) for the 2022-2023 financial year.
The Alarm Management Agreement (AMA) is administered by the Contract Management Unit. The AMA is a contract between QFES and the registered premises owner (Body Corporate) of a protected premises that outlines the rights and responsibilities of both parties. If your premises is monitored by the QFES, the terms and conditions outlined in the AMA applies to you.
To assist with budgeting, a copy of the QFES 2022-2023 Schedule of Charges can be found on the QFES website or below.
Schedule of Charges 01 July 2022 to 30 June 2023
|ALARM MONITORING CHARGES||$||GST||Total|
|Alarm Management Charge
Charged for each connection as of 1 July each year. Paid in advance and inclusive of 1st unwanted alarm response every 60 days.
|Multiple Alarm Charge
Charged for each additional connection at the same gazetted address. Paid in advance.
Charged for each sub-premise/sub-panel at the one premise. Paid in advance.
|MONTHLY ALARM MONITORING PRO-RATA CHARGES
* applicable to new connections and disconnections only
|Monthly Alarm Management Charge *
Alarm connected mid-year will be charged at pro-rata from date of connection
|Monthly Multiple Alarm Charge *
Multiple alarm connected mid-year will be charged at pro-rata rate from date of connection
|Monthly Sub-Panel Charge *
Sub-premise/sub-panel connected mid-year will be charged at pro-rata from date of connection
|CONNECTION, DISCONNECTION AND TRANSFER CHARGES
* There charges are non-refundable
|Fire Alarm Connection Charge *
To be paid with an application for the connection of fire alarm system
|Fire Alarm Disconnection Charge *
To be paid with an application for the disconnection of a fire alarm system.
|Fire Alarm Transfer Charge *
Paid when an alarm monitoring service is transferred from an existing premise owner/tenant to a new premise owner.
|Fire Alarm Consolidation Charge *
To be paid with an application to consolidate or alter alarm monitoring solution
|UNWANTED ALARM RESPONSE CHARGES
* Unwanted Alarms are classed as an emergency response and are GST exempt.
|1st unwanted alarm response within any continuous 60 day period *||No Additional Charge||$0||No Additional Charge|
|2nd and subsequent unwanted alarm response(s) within any continuous 60 day period (or 1st and subsequent unwanted alarm response to a fire alarm system monitored by a provider other than the QFES)||$1,408.25 per alarm||$0||$1,408.25 per alarm|
|QFES CONTACTOR SERVICE CALL OUT CHARGES
* Charged for non-warranty issues
|Service Call Out Charges*
Covers the first 30 mins of labour, then $116.70 (ex-GST) per hour thereafter
|After Hours Service Call Out Charge*
Covers the first hour of labour then $143.22 (ex-GST) per hour thereafter
|Alarm Signalling Equipment (ASE)||$921.14||$92.11||$1013.25|
|FIP Termination Unit (End of Line Register Pack)||$42.28||$4.23||$46.51|
|Bracket for Antenna||$10.25||$1.03||$11.28|
For more information on the QFES alarm monitoring service, you can visit the website here.
This article was contributed by Sean Albert, General Manager – Strata Compliance Solutions.