Building and Development

Swimming Pools

The Queensland Government has introduced new pool safety laws aimed at further reducing the incidences of drowning and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools. These laws affect new and existing pools. The pool fencing laws only apply to outdoor swimming pools and spas on residential land and include indoor pools, pools associated with class 3 and 4 buildings, such as hotels, motels, caretaker residences, backpackers, hostels, mobile home and caravan park pools and home stay pools.

Under the new laws, you need to:

  • Have a compliant pool and barrier fence
  • Register your pool with the QBCC - Register Pool

Under new Queensland Government rules, from 1 December 2010, property owners must have a pool safety certificate in place when selling or leasing a property with a pool.

For more information on swimming pool safety regulations visit the Queensland Building and Construction Commission website (QBCC).

Visit QBCC Website 

Pool Compliance Inspections

Council has a licensed pool safety inspector to carry out pool inspections, issue pool safety certificates and register pools on the QBCC register.

To arrange for an inspection and pool safety certificate, contact Council on (07) 4656 8355.