The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is responsible for pool safety inspector licensing, compliance and disciplinary functions.
Pool safety register
All pools (and spas) in Queensland must be fenced and registered on the pool safety register.
The pool safety register includes a record of pools in Queensland, pool safety certificates issued and a list of all licensed pool safety inspectors.
If your pool isn’t registered you can be fined up to $2,356.
Register your pool or spa online, or by phoning the Queensland Building and Construction Commission on 139 333.
Check the register to see if your pool is already registered.
Find out more about registering your pool or spa.
Pool fences and safety barriers
Pool fences and safety barriers must be maintained to prevent young children from drowning or being seriously injured.
If you are a pool owner you must ensure:
- your pool is fenced
- pool fences or barriers are well maintained
- any damage to fences or barriers is fixed immediately.
There is now 1 pool safety standard (PDF, 5.5MB), which has replaced 11 different standards.
Pool safety laws
Queensland's pool safety laws were introduced in 2009 and apply to all pools—new and existing.
As of 1 December 2015, you must comply with the one pool safety standard.
For more information, about pool safety inspector licensing, compliance and disciplinary functions, contact the QBCC on 139 333 or visit the QBCC website.