Pools in Queensland must be registered on the Queensland Government's pool safety register. The pool safety register is just one part of a range of initiatives that will help protect young people from drowning unnecessarily.
The new pool safety laws were introduced in 2009 and aim to reduce the incidences of drowning and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools. The laws affect new and existing pools.
You can register your property's pool online, or by contacting the Pool Safety Council on 1800 340 634. For more information go to QLD Government Dept of Housing and Public Work Website.
Maintenance of pool fences and safety barriers is essential to reduce the number of drowning’s and injuries of young children in swimming pools. Pool owners are responsible for ensuring pool barriers are maintained and damaged fencing or barriers are fixed immediately.
Pool owners have until 30 November 2015 to comply with the new pool safety laws, or earlier if they sell or lease their property before this time.
To Search for a property's pool safety certificate, register your pool or spa, view the Guideline for pool owners and property agents go to QLD Government Dept of Housing and Public Work Website.
Since 1 December 2010, pool safety certificates have been required when selling or leasing a property with a pool. Pool safety certificates must be obtained from a licensed pool safety inspector.
For for more information go to QLD Government Dept of Housing and Public Work Website.