Pool fence standards QLD

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Pool Owners

What do I have to do as a pool owner?

  • Register your pool on the Pool Safety Register.
  • Ensure your pool fencing complies with the new pool safety standard before 30 November 2015.

Further information

For more information about pool safety contact the Queensland Government’s Department of Housing and Public Works on 1800 340 634 or visit the website.

City of Gold Coast

Queensland Pool Fencing Safety Laws

New QLD Pool Safety Laws

This is a copy of from the Queensland department of housing and public works website.

‘Pool owners have until 30 November 2015 to comply with the new pool safety standards, or earlier if their property is sold or leased before then.

If you are selling a property with a non-shared pool such as pools for houses or townhouses or units with their own pool or spa, you must have either:

  • a pool safety certificate, obtained before settlement of a contract
  • a notice of no pool safety certificate—form 36 (PDF, 302KB) issued before contract and before settlement advising the buyer that a certificate must be obtained within 90 days of settlement.

If you are leasing your property, a pool safety certificate must be obtained before entering into the lease.

If you are selling or entering into an accommodation agreement for units and townhouses with a shared pool or spa, there is a two year phase-in period to obtain a pool safety certificate’.


More information about these laws can be found at http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/construction/BuildingPlumbing/PoolSafety/PoolSafetyLaws/Pages/default.aspx