Does your pool meet the Queensland legal requirements?

Download this FREE pre-inspection checklist to understand some of the legal requirements your pool must meet to be compliant. Then, book a pool safety inspection so that you have official certification.

This checklist has been created to assist property owners prior to a pool safety inspection.

Please ensure you pool is registered with QBCC. To register your pool, call the QBCC on 139 333 or visit

Since 2009, every pool owner is responsible for ensuring their pool complies with the pool safety standard. A pool safety certificate, which certifies the pool barrier complies with pool safety standard, is required when selling or leasing a property.


This checklist shows some key requirements under Queensland’s current pool safety standard. The checklist should not be used as a substitute for an inspection by a licenced pool safety inspector.

Please note, this service is available in South East Queensland and now the greater Cairns, Townsville and Mackay regions.

Email to organise a pool fence certificate or click the below link to organise an inspection.

Queensland penalties for non-compliance

If you don't comply with pool safety standards, local governments can issue on-the-spot fines of $883.05 for individuals and $2523 for companies. The maximum penalty a court can impose is $20,814.75.

If you fail to register your pool, QBCC can issue penalties which includes an on-the-spot fine of $252.30 for individuals or $756.90 for companies. The court can impose a maximum penalty of up to $2523.

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