Swimming Pools
  • Last updated:
  • 30 May 2016

From 1 December 2015 only one pool safety standard will apply in Queensland. All pools, spas and portable pools capable of holding more than 300mm of water, must meet the safety standard.

Detailed information can be found on the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) website.

View the QBCC pool safety video for an overview of Queensland's pool safety standard. Council's pool safety brochure [PDF 400KB] offers more information.

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 decide f they meet the safety standard. Search for a swimming pool safety inspector by:

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