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. 

Under the new swimming pool safety laws:

  • A pool safety certificate issued by a licensed pool safety inspector is required when selling, buying or leasing a property with a pool (pool safety certificates are valid for one year for a shared pool and two years for a non-shared pool)
  • The pool safety sandard applies to all pools associated with houses, units, hotels, motels, backpacker hostels, caravan parks, mobile van parks and other forms of short-term accommodation
  • The pool safety standard applies to indoor pools as well as outdoor pools
  • All swimming pools are to be registered with the QBCC pool safety register - Register Pool
  • Safety barriers are mandatory for all portable pools and spas deeper than 300 millimetres

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.