QLD Swimming Pool Law Quick Reference Guide

This quick reference guide to the QLD swimming pool laws and QLD pool fence regulations has been prepared to assist clients in locating regulatory references to questions about the QLD swimming pool laws. If a reference to the topic you are interested in please email us and we will endevour to locate the reference for you.

Appeals    Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AO
ARC of Operation AS1926.1 Para 1.3.1
Barrier definition  AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 1.3.2
Barrier height above ground level (100mm) AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.4

Certificates
….Form
 ….Duration


Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AK
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AL
Costs – apportioning fence  Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 245U
Complaint notices Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246ADA(6)
Exemptions - Disabilities Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 235
Exemptions – Impracticality Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 245
Fencing heights and NCZ side AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.3.1
Fence location – factors AS1926.2 Amdt 1. Appendix B
Gate swing – direction (outwards) AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.5.1
Gate to be kept closed Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 245T
Gate maximum gap underneath (100mm)  AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.5.2
Immersion Incidents Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 245G
Inspection Functions Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 231C
Latching device requirements AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.5.4.1
Local government laws do not apply Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246

Local government
….Inspections
….Safety advisory information 


Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246ADA
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246ATC
Minimum allowable fence height (1200mm) AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.1
Non Climbable Zone AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 1.3.9
OH&S ACT Workplace Health & Safety Act 1995
OH&S Regulation Workplace Health & Safety Regulation 2008
Owners
….Obligation to notify of existing pool
….Obligation to display certificate for shared pool
….Obtain safety certificate within 90 days

Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AR
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246ATH
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246ATJ
Penalties Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 232
Pet doors (not allowed) AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.8 (h)AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.8 (h)
Pool Barrier Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 231B
Pool Inspector’s
….Conflict of interest
….Licence duration (1 year) 
To issue certificate (within business2 days)
To issue NCN(within 2 business days)
Public Interest
Resinspection within 5 business days of request

Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AY
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 246BL
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AA
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AB
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AX
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AC
Pool Inspectors’s role Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 246BG
Pool Safety Certificate duration
(1 year shared / 2 years non-shared)
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 246AL (2)(b)
Pool Safety Council functions Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 246EH
Pool Safety Fund Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 246FC
Pool Safety Standard Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 231C
Post and footing rigidity (1200mm / 330N) AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 3.2
Portable swimming pool Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 233
Projections and Indentations (10mm) AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.3.3
Record Keeping Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AD
Regulated Land definition Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 231A
Regulated Pool definition Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 231B
Remote Areas Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246ACA
Resuscitation sign
….Meaning and contents
….Minimum size (300 x 300)

Building Regulation 2006 Para 13A (4)
Building Regulation 2006 Para 13A (2) (b)

Retaining walls
….above
….below


AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.6.1
AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.6.2
Rigidity of fencing (105mm / 150N) AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 3.1
Shared Pool definition Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Interpretation 231A
Show Cause Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 246AG
Swimming Pool - definition Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part 1 Schedule 2
Vertical members – maximum spacing (100mm)  AS1926.1 Amdt 1. Para 2.3.7
Warning sign requirement Building Regulation 2006 Para 14 (1) (a)
Building Act 1975 Chapter 8 Part2 233

This quick reference guide to QLD's Swimming Pool Laws and QLD pool fence regulations was complied on 13th July 2011.