Pool safety

Overview

Swimming pools should be fun. However, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Queensland for children under the age of five years old. Supervising young children, teaching them to swim and having effective pool fencing can save lives. This is why pool safety laws were introduced.

In this section, we provide tools and tips to help you navigate through the legal requirements so that you can learn more about your responsibilities as a pool owner.

Pool safety basics - what you need to do

  • Register your pool - If you haven't already registered, record your details online or if you're not sure, search the pool safety register database
  • Make sure your pool barrier complies with the law - To help you understand more, see Does your pool comply or to make it make it even easier, use our online pool compliance checklist. Click on the icon below to start:

    Pool compliance checklist icon

  • Get a pool safety certificate - This is a requirement only when properties are sold or leased.  Find out all the facts or go online to find a licensed pool safety inspector if you need to get a certificate.

More information

If you want to know more, watch our short video to get the full picture: