Do I Need A Pool Safety Certificate In QLD?

Do I Need A Pool Safety Certificate In QLD?

Pool safety guidelines in Queensland can be tough to understand, especially if you are new to owning and operating a pool.

Essentially, these guidelines are in place to help reduce the overall number of accidental deaths related to swimming pools by enforcing safety measures for all pools, whether they are commercial or residential.

In this article, we will discuss what types of pools require a safety certificate in Queensland, and we will also let you know how long a pool safety certificate lasts before you will need to get it renewed.

Do I Need A Pool Safety Certificate In Queensland?

As of 2010, all homeowners in Queensland are required to have a pool safety certificate if they are selling, renting or leasing a property with a swimming pool.

If they are unable to provide a safety certificate when selling their property, they are required to provide a Form 36, which indicates that safety certificate has not been obtained and that the pool may be non-compliant.

What Do I Need To Qualify For A Safety Certificate?

To qualify for a pool safety certificate, your pool will need to meet the recommended guidelines for appropriate fencing, self-closing gates, and non-climbable barriers.

You must also have posted a CPR sign that relays first aid information for performing CPR in case of emergencies.

Once all of the guidelines have been met, you will have to get your pool inspected by a licensed pool safety inspector in order to qualify for one of these safety certificates.

How Long Do Pool Safety Certificates Last?

Pool safety certificates last for two years for non-shared pools. At this point, your pool will need to be reinspected before your safety certificate can be renewed. If your pool is shared, this period is shortened to one year.


Pool safety certificates are required for all swimming pools in Queensland. To qualify for one of these certificates, your pool must meet regulations for safety that include fencing, gates, and informational first-aid signposts.

A certificate is valid for two years for non-shared pools or one year for shared pools. After that, it will need to be renewed.

Do you have any questions about pool safety certificates in Queensland or how to get one? Leave us a comment down below, we’d love to help you out!

Louis from Pool Advisor


A chemical engineer by trade, Louis is committed to debunking myths in the pool industry by explaining the underlying chemistry and making it accessible to all.