In Queensland, dividing fences are often used as pool barriers as an efficient way to comply with pool safety laws. If you have to construct a new fence, replace, or modify an existing pool fence or barrier that you share with your neighbour, it’s important that it is compliant.
You can use the wall of a building on a common boundary as long as it’s compliant. You may need to build a separate barrier where any part of the wall does not meet the requirements of the pool safety standard.
A pool safety certificate is only needed if the property is sold or leased.
What happens if my pool doesn't comply?
You may get a fine from your local government.
How to make your pool compliant and avoid a fine
Below are some simple and cost-effective ways to make your pool safer and help you comply with the pool safety standard laws.