Blind and Curtain Compliance

Blind and Curtain Compliance

Why is blind and curtain compliance so important?

When you think of child safety hazards around the home, you typically think of unfenced pools. Or sharp objects being placed in a power outlet.

However, one of the most common deaths of children in Australian homes each year are caused by non-compliant corded blinds and curtains.

Upgrade your smoke alarm compliance package to our PLUS package and for just $99 per year, we will check that all window coverings and fittings are compliant. We offer free replacement of cleats and warning labels / swing tags.

There is a risk of compensation claims if the tenants children are harmed by loose window coverings, especially cords

Non- compliance carries fines of up to $220,000 for individuals & $1.1 million for companies. In the event of a liability insurance claim, your insurer may not pay if the Blinds & Curtains didn’t meet the legal standards


  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Mandatory Standards for Blinds, Curtains & Window Fittings
  • NSW Fair Trading Mandatory blind & curtain cord requirements
  • Government Product Safety Guidelines (
• From July 1, 2011, owner landlords were ordered to comply with The Trade Practices Mandatory Safety Standards as part of the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard – Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010
• Even if your blinds were installed prior to July 1, 2011, Landlords in all states including New South Wales you are legally bound to ensure compliance with today’s standards. This comes down to Duty of Care.
• Competition and Consumer (Corded Internal Window Coverings) Safety Standard 2014