The MFS is a legislated referral authority under Regulation 45 of the SA Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017 (PDI Regulations). Where a building design does not meet the Deemed-To-Satisfy (DTS) Provisions of the National Construction Code (NCC) and has the potential to impact on fire service operations, the building certifying authority must refer the application to the relevant fire authority for review and comment. This may be the MFS or the Country Fire Service (CFS) depending on the location of the building. For further information see PDI Regulation - Building Design Consultation.

The MFS is also legislated under Regulation 103 to verify the satisfactory operation of certain installed fire safety systems before a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued for a building. This is confirmed through inspection and functional testing of monitored fire detection and alarm systems, boosted fire hydrant and sprinkler systems, and smoke management systems. For further information see Fire Authority Referral PDI Reg 103.

These legislated functions are performed by the MFS Built Environment Section (BES). Enquiries should be directed to the Manager MFS Built Environment Section:


Community Safety and Resilience Department

Level 3, 99 Wakefield Street, Adelaide

Email: samfscommunitysafety@sa.gov.au

Phone: (08) 8204 3611