From 1 December 2015, it is mandatory that all pools in Queensland, including spas and portable pools, comply with the pool safety standard. To ensure Queenslanders know the laws and how to comply, the QBCC will drive awareness of pool safety compliance across all media channels including TV, press, radio and digital.
To help deliver our campaign message to your customers and partners, we have made some pool safety compliance resources available for download below.
Compliant pool barriers help save lives by preventing young children from accessing swimming pools.
All pools, including spas and some portable pools, must now comply with the pool safety standard.
The standard applies to homes with new or existing pools as well as short and long-term accommodation premises. This includes new and existing pools in houses, unit complexes, hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, caravan parks and mobile van parks.
Pool owners need to be aware that any person who props open a pool gate is liable to an on-the-spot fine.
A pool safety inspector’s role is to inspect pools to determine whether they comply with the standard. If the pool is compliant, the inspector will issue a pool safety certificate. If the pool doesn’t meet the standard, a nonconformity notice will be issued after the inspection, unless: