From 1 December 2010, pool safety certificates are required when
selling or leasing a property with a pool. These certificates may only be issued by a
licensed pool safety inspector after
they have inspected the pool and deem it to be compliant with the pool safety
Building Act 1975 (Act), any
person who performs pool safety inspection function (e.g. issuing a certificate, performing an inspection) must be licensed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission
(QBCC) as a pool safety inspector.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Regulated pools
includes pools associated with houses, units and unit complexes, motels, hotels, hostels, backpacker accommodation and short term accommodations, caravan parks, mobile van parks.
Individuals applying to the QBCC for a pool safety inspector licence must have a certificate of competency from an eligible course provider. They must also have the required professional indemnity insurance.
licence cannot be transferred.
This licence remains in effect for one year.
Licence replacement fee
Restoration licence fee
Renewal licence fee
To obtain the initial pool
safety inspector licence you must:
a completed application for a pool safety inspector licence to the QBCC;
the required professional indemnity insurance
(not required for local, state or commonwealth government employees);
of your identity including a passport style photograph;
statutory declaration verifying the information in the application is true and
correct. Have a qualification or statement of attainment issued by a training
organisation registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to
deliver the ASQA approved course number 31005QLD - 'Course in Swimming Pool
Visit the Commonwealth government's database on vocational education and training in Australia and search for an
appropriate course provider.
If you are applying to restore and renew your pool safety inspector
licence, in addition to the requirements above you must include evidence that
you have completed the prescribed continuing professional development in the previous 12 months.
This licence cannot be transferred.
Pool safety register:
A state based pool safety register has been set up, as required by the Act. The register contains are record of
- registered regulated pools in Queensland
list of all licensed pool safety inspectors
to assist pool owners to find a pool
safety inspector in their local area
safety certificates issued by pool safety inspectors.
The register is searchable online
free of charge.
Pool owners are also required to register their swimming pool on the
pool safety register. Failure to register a swimming pool may result in a fine
being issued up to $2,356.
Minister for Housing and Public Works
Building Act 1975 (Queensland)
Building Regulation 2006 (Queensland)
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