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Swimming Pools

From 30 November 2015 only one pool safety standard will apply in Queensland. All pools, including spas and some portable pools, must comply with the standard by this date or before if the property is sold or leased.

Detailed information can be found on the Queensland Building and Construction CommissionLink exits to another website (QBCC) website.

View the QBCC pool safety compliance videoLink exits to another website for an overview of the new pool safety standard requirements.

To ensure your pool is compliant:

  • get advice from a pool safety inspector about how to make your pool comply, or
  • contract a pool safety inspector to do a formal inspection with a view to getting a certificate.

A pool safety inspector's role is to inspect pools to determine whether they comply with the standard. Search for a swimming pool safety inspectorLink exits to another website  by:

  • your local government area, or
  • entering the inspector's name, business name or licence number.

Council has a pool safety brochure [PDF 400KB] that provides further information.

Please note: this webpage contains a document that is PDF format only. If you would like to receive a copy of this document in another format, please contact council.

Last Updated 21-Sep-15