Frequently Asked Questions

A. If you do not have a pool certificate you need to book an pool inspector to make sure your pool is compliant to Pool Safety Standards. You cannot rent out your house until you have the pool safety certificate or you could risk fines.

A. Penalties of up to $16, 500 for individuals and $82, 500 for corporations apply for non compliance with the pool safety laws. On-the-spot fines of $1600 for individuals and $4800 for corporations can also apply. Enforcement action is taken by Local Governments and, in some cases, by the Department of Infrastructure and Planning.

A. For a non-shared pool is 2 years and a shared pool is 1 year.

A. You will be issued with a non- conformity notice and we will go through it with you explaining what needs to be done and why. You then have 90 days to do this before a re-inspection is required to get a pool safety certificate.

A. The pool inspector will generally call you first to see if you have sorted the repairs. If not then they are required to lodge your inspection with the local council. Remember if you are not associated with Short Term Accommodation i.e. Own & live in your own home the law states all pools must be compliant by 30th November 2015. Go to to know your rights.

A. Yes all Spa pools need to be fenced and have a Pool Safety Certificate.

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Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is a guide only. To see the latest Queensland pool safety laws please visit the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Pool Safety website page.