Pool Compliance

Pool Inspection Applications

Council's licensed pool safety inspectors carry out pool safety inspections, issue pool safety certificates and forward certificates to the state government for inclusion on their register.

Please see our fees and charges for a full breakdown of the costs. 

Please note: Council requires payment prior to the pool fence inspection being carried out.

Pool Safety Inspection Application

To arrange for an inspection and pool safety certificate, contact Council on (07) 4620 8888.

Pool Safety

The Queensland Government has introduced 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 laws were introduced on December 1st 2015.

Under the new laws, you need to:

Under 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. https://www.epw.qld.gov.au/services/building-plumbing/pool-safety

Details about pool fencing minimum height, strength, mandatory non-climbable zones and gates are available on the Queensland Building and Construction Commission website

What classes as a swimming pool? 

A swimming pool is defined as an above or below ground structure principally used for swimming or bathing, inclusing some models of portable pools and spas.

If your portable pool or spa can hold water at a depth of more than 300mm, then the new laws apply to you.  Pool laws don't apply to fish ponds.