Approval to use a bathing reserve for aquatic activities - Queensland


You will need this approval to use a bathing reserve for aquatic activities, which include the following:

  • setting apart a bathing reserve or a part of a bathing reserve for life-saving training on an exclusive basis
  • using any part of a bathing reserve for the conduct of a surfing competition, a life-saving competition, another aquatic activity or a combination of such competitions or activities.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Before obtaining this approval, you may be required to maintain a public liability policy.

After approval is obtained, you may need to ensure you meet certain conditions required by council, such as:

  • defining the area by signs, flags and floating buoys or in some other way that clearly identifies the area and the use for which it is set apart
  • taking specified precautions to protect the safety of persons who enter the area
  • maintaining all equipment and facilities used within the area
  • adhering to the locations and times (including set up and clean up times) specified in the approval
  • erecting temporary advertising signs to promote the use for which the approval area is set apart at specified locations and times.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Administering agency

Local Council

Contact details

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