QLD Pool Safety Legislation
All pools, including spas and some portable pools, must now comply with the Qld Pool Safety Standards (effective as of 1st December 2015)
In December 2010 the Queensland Government introduced Australia’s toughest new pool safety laws as a result of the most comprehensive review of Queensland’s swimming pool safety laws in nearly 20 years.
A Pool Safety Certificate is required when selling your private residential property, buying a private residential property, renting out a private residential property eg: house, unit, flat.
Between 1 January 2004 and 18 May 2010, 35 children under five years of age drowned in residential swimming pools and in 2008/09 eight children drowned in swimming pools.
Each year there are approximately 50 non-fatal immersion incidences, which often cause permanent brain damage.
These new mandatory pool safety certificates and inspections for Queensland will help save lives and make the state’s pools the safest in the country.
Nothing replaces adult supervision of children when they’re near water. But these new laws aim to improve the safety of swimming pool barriers, particularly fences around older pools, to help protect young children.
It is compulsory that every pool owner register their pool on the Queensland Pool Safety Register.