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 Pool safety

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 $2,000.

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, 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.

You must comply with the pool safety standard by 30 November 2015, or before if you are selling or leasing your property.

Resources

More information

For more information, about pool safety inspector licensing, compliance and disciplinary functions, contact the QBCC on 139 333 or visit the QBCC website.



Last updated 10 December 2015    

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