All pools in Qld must be registered before 4 November 2011. Penalties of up to $2000 may apply after this time.
Pool Safety Inspections
From 1 December 2010, a pool inspection providing a safety certificate is required when
selling or leasing a property with a pool. Pool safety certificates must
be obtained from a licensed pool safety inspector.
Pool Safety Laws Overview
The Queensland Government has introduced new 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. Pool owners have until 30 November 2015 to comply with the new pool safety laws, or earlier if they sell or lease their property before this time.
Standards for Pool Fences
Maintenance of pool fences and safety barriers is essential to reduce the number of drownings and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools. Pool owners are responsible for ensuring pool barriers are maintained and damaged fencing or barriers are fixed immediately.
Pool Safety Information for buyers, sellers, lessors and real estate agents
The new pool safety laws apply to pools associated with houses, townhouses, units, hotels, motels, backpacker hostels, homestay accommodation and caravan parks (building classes 1-4 as defined under the Building Code of Australia).
POOL SAFETY INSPECTION CHECKLIST 01