- The new Pool Safety Register and Pool Safety Inspector Search is now live on myQBCC.
Search to see if a pool is registered
You can search for a property and view details of the most recent pool safety certificate if one has been issued:
Find a pool safety inspector
If you need a pool safety certificate, you must engage a licensed pool safety inspector to arrange an inspection. You can search by local government area or if you are looking for a specific inspector, enter the name, business name or licence number:
Tourism operators from Palm Beach to Port Douglas, Caloundra to Cooktown and Wongawallan to Wallu have had their swimming pools audited in a summertime safety crackdown.
Dozens of resort, hotel and motel operators were discovered to have unregistered pools or pools that lacked safety certificates following a statewide audit by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
QBCC Commissioner Brett Bassett said no accommodation type was off limits, with the investigation covering everything from budget backpacker hostels to world-class five-star resorts.
The QBCC apologises for the ongoing unavailability of the PAS (Notifiable Work) PADLS (plumbers and drainers licence system) and Pool Safety Register sites.
Unfortunately these sites must remain offline, as IT teams continue to work to rectify the issues affecting these systems.
We will provide an update about the system's availability on this website and social media accounts tomorrow.
Renew, update or surrender your licence: Renewing, restoring or replacing your pool safety inspector licence
You must renew your licence every year. We will send you a renewal notice 20 business days before it’s due.
Important – pay on time
If we don’t receive payment by the due date, we immediately cancel the licence. We suggest you send in the paperwork and fee at least 20 days prior to the due date to ensure that we process your renewal in time.
How to renew your licence
The process for when you need to get a pool safety certificate differs depending on whether you are selling or leasing a property and if your pool is shared or non-shared. The cost of a pool safety certificate is $40.35 (GST-free) (certificate only, not inclusive of additional inspection expenses).
Selling or leasing a property with a non-shared pool
A non-shared pool is only accessible to the residents of one dwelling and is typically associated with houses and units or townhouses with private spas or pools.