Pool Compliance

St George Hot Springs

Pool Safety

Residents who own a pool are required to register it with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).

What classes as a swimming pool? 

Queensland laws define a swimming pool as any structure that:

  • is capable of being filled with water to a depth of 300mm or more
  • is used primarily for swimming, wading, paddling or the like.

This applies to wading pools (including blow-up pools) and spas.

The pool laws don't apply to fishponds or structures that have been designed, manufactured, or adapted to be solely or principally used for ornamental purposes.

How do I make my pool compliant?

  • Get advice from a pool safety inspector about what to do to make your pool comply.
  • Get a pool safety inspector to do a formal inspection with a view of getting a certificate.
  • Contact Council's Building Certification Team on 1300 007 662 for advice and more information.
  • Visit the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) for more information and tips.

Pool Inspection Applications

Council's licensed pool safety inspectors carry out pool safety inspections and issue pool safety certificates.  

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

Please refer to Council's fees and charges 

Pool Safety Inspection Application

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