Swimming pools & spas

​​Swimming pool and spa fencing was amended in December 2009 and further amendments occurred in 2010 and 2012.

All swimming pools that are not a portable wading pools as defined in the Building Act (1975) need to have a compliant pool safety barrier and require a building permit.

A portable wading pool is:

  • a pool capable of being filled with water to a depth of no more than 300mm and;
  • has a volume no more than 2000 litres and;
  • has no filtration system.

All swimming pools and spas are required to be registered on the QBCC Pool Safety Register.

Selling or renting a property with a pool will require a Pool Safety Certificate.

These can be obtained via Council's Pool Safety Inspectors or a private Pool Safety Inspector.

Please click the link below to view or download the application:

You can also visit the Department of Housing and Public Works website for further information.

Queensland Development Code

For information about Queensland's alterations to the Australian Standard relating to Swimming Pool Barriers which commenced on 1 December 2009, please view the document below:

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