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The Facts


There are more than 250,000 pool owners in QLD

reasons were pinpointed to

  • faulty fences
  • lack of fence
  • faulty gates
  • gate left open

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Understanding How Pool Inspections Work In QLD

Just as a car needs a safety certificate as proof they’re safe to drive in, pools and spas need proof they’re safe to dive in – with a safety compliance certificate to prove pool and spa fences and barriers meet the state safety requirements.

Pool fence inspections reduce this risk and saves lives.

What Do QLD Pool Safety Inspectors Do?

All licensed pool safety inspectors in Queensland are registered with the QBCC Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

In QLD, certified and council pool safety inspectors

  • inspect pools, spas and barriers, and
  • lodge the inspection and details with a certificate of compliance or certificate of non compliance through the QLD Swimming Pool Register

At a pool fence inspection, QLD pool safety inspectors inspect the

  • height of your pool and spa barriers
  • strength and rigidity of the pool and spa barriers
  • surrounds of the pool and spa area

Specifically, they inspect

  • trees and vegetation are not in the 900mm arc of the non-climbable zone
  • fences are at least 1800mm high with no more than 100mm gaps in between and under fences
  • gates are self-closing
  • uptodate CPR sign is in the vicinity of the pool


What Should You Know About The Pool Safety Standards?

Across the last decade, statistics have proven compliant pool, spa and barriers significantly reduces the risk of children aged 0-4 drowning.

In 2015, QLD laws required all properties with a swimming pool or spa pool to comply with the pool safety laws with valid safety certification, such as

  • Form 23 Pool Safety Certificate
  • Form 26 Nonconformity Notice, or
  • relevant occupation certificate

What Is The Mandatory Part 3.4?

To safeguard young children from drowning, all QLD pool fences and barriers must comply with Queensland Development Code MP Mandatory Party 3.4.


Who Does The MP3.4 Apply To?

The MP3.4 swimming pool laws require pools of QLD pool owners and property managers be

  • registered with the QLD Swimming Pool Register
  • responsible when tenants are occupying a premises with a pool to have a valid pool safety certificate
  • surrounded by child-resistant safety barriers separating the pool from any residential building or any place neighbouring the property
  • restricting access to the pool with self-closing doors and gates
  • surrounding fences designed, constructed, installed and maintained to comply with the Australian Standards.
  • featuring the correct signage, such as an up-to-date CPR sign or “pool under construction” signage permanently fixed within the vicinity of the pool
Local councils enforce pool safety compliance and have the powers to issue directions to get compliant and on-the-spot fines of up to $235.60 or penalties up to $2,356 to non-compliant homeowners.


When Do You Need A QLD Pool Fence Inspection?

In Queensland, you need a pool fence inspection when

  • selling or leasing a property located in QLD with a swimming pool or spa
  • building a new swimming pool or spa on a property located in QLD
  • new fence is being built around an existing swimming pool or spa located in QLD
  • a property located in QLD with a pool or spa has been bought 90 days from settlement
  • running a family day care, home care or at-home child care facility located in QLD
  • requested by your bank applying for or refinancing your home loan, or
  • directed by council


QLD pool safety certificates need to be renewed every 2 years.

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With our extensive knowledge of the regulations, jargon-free explanations, streamlined systems, and friendly customer service, you can get your Form 23 pool safety certificate and avoid all the fines and penalties.

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Pool Safety Solutions is a trusted company offering expert knowledge, advice, direction and service with a commitment to pool safety.

We work with you, taking a logical approach to pool and spa safety. This extends beyond the black and white of rules and regulations for solutions that focus on compliance while maintaining the quality of your landscaping and the value of your property.

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