Registration of a swimming pool (Gold Coast) - Gold Coast City Council - Queensland

Description

This registration is required for swimming pools other than those located on land on which only a single dwelling house or two residential units exists.

 

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

You may not need approval if your swimming pool or spa is located on private property, such as:

  • pools or spas associated with hotels and motels
  • pools or spas associated with private schools
  • residential pools or spas.

Eligibility requirements

You may also require development approval if you are conducting the following activities:

  • starting a new commercial swimming pool
  • changing the type of activity (e.g. from private pool to commercial pool)
  • re-establishing a swimming pool that has been abandoned
  • changing the scale of activity (e.g. adding a new pool)
  • carrying out building work
  • carrying out plumbing or drainage work.

You may also need plumbing and drainage approval if you are conducting the following activities:

  • release of trade waste to sewer
  • installation and maintenance of backflow prevention devices
  • use of non-reticulated water supply (tank water).

Prerequisites

Ongoing eligibility requirements

If you intend to empty the pool, you must notify your local council at least 24 hours beforehand. You must comply with any directions given about when and how the public pool is to be emptied.

Duration

This licence remains in effect for one year.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Application process

Apply

To apply for a public pool approval, you must:

  • complete the approval application form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Transfer

You cannot transfer this licence.

Additional information

A public pool approval may be granted with additional conditions, which may include:

  • the operator is to test the water daily to ensure that biological contaminants are kept within levels specified in Australian Standards
  • provision of equipment for emergency medical treatment and first aid or rescue of persons in difficulty or other aspects of public health and safety
  • display of notices providing information about basic lifesaving resuscitation and first aid techniques or warning about possible dangers
  • installation of special equipment for filtering, purifying, and recirculating the water
  • provision of dressing rooms and facilities for showering and sanitation.

Administering agency

Gold Coast City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Gold Coast City Council

Operating address: 135 Bundall Road
Bundall
Queensland 4217
Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729
Phone: 1300 694 222
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Email: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Website: City of Gold Coast (Opens in new window)