Swimming Pool Regulations

The Queensland Government regulates pool safety laws aimed at further reducing the incidences of drowning and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools. 

State government pool safety inspection program

Under Queensland Government rules, property owners must have a pool safety certificate in place when selling or leasing a property with a pool.

Detailed information on the legislation is available on the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning website

For further information on pool safety and compliance please visit the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Pool Safety webpage.

This information includes:

  • Pool safety information for buyers, sellers, lessors and real estate agents
  • Pool safety register
  • Pool safety inspectors
  • Licensing of safety inspectors
  • Pool safety certificates
  • Child safety and pools

Council pool safety inspectors

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.

To arrange for an inspection and pool safety certificate, please lodge an online customer request form or call Council's Customer Service team on (07) 5329 6500 to request a call back.  Please note: Council requires payment prior to the pool fence inspection being carried out.

Swimming Pool and Spa Guidelines