QBCC have 2 pool categories

1. Residential
2. Shared Pools

Swimming pool safety laws set by QBCC aim to minimise the chance that young children can get into the pool area unsupervised. This means all Pool barrier standards are the same for both shared pools and residential pools but for the public’s safety the QBCC have applied 2 stricter rules that apply only to shared pools.

At Saurus Constructions we have no hidden costs, and don’t charge extra for certificates, advice, minor repairs or return visits, just one payment of $250 and we stay with you until your pool is compliant and we issue your certificate. Unfortunately, not all pool can pass first inspection and require works to be carried out, we will send you a video you can forward to your maintenance crew explaining exactly the work that needs to be completed and even offer tips on how to achieve this Once works have been completed by your maintenance crew give the team at Saurus Constructions a call 0428 823 667 to re-inspect, we will then email you:

  • Saurus Constructions report with photos
  • Video of complying pool gates at time of inspection for your records
  •  QBCC Form 23 Pool Safety Certificate
  • Shared pools will be put into our system for reminder notice one month before your current certificates expiry date

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It is expected by Queensland local councils that Residential pool owners know ALL pools should comply with QBCC regulations 100% of the time with no exceptions Your local council is authorised to check your pool complies non-compliance fines could apply, please see your local council for more details:


If you are leasing or selling a property with a pool you must have a valid pool safety certificate. Residential pools and spa certificates are valid for two years.


What is a shared Pool?
QBCC state that – A shared pool means that it is accessible to residents of two or
more dwellings. They are typically associated with apartment and unit complexes,
hotels, motels, backpacker hostels and caravan parks.


A pool safety certificate confirms that your pool complied with the pool safety
standard at the time it was checked by a pool safety inspector.
Pool safety certificates are valid for:

  • 1 year for shared pools
  • 2 years for non-shared pools.

Shared pools must display their current pool safety certificate near the main
entrance to the premises or at a gate or door accessing the pool.  Your local council
may impose fines if certificates are not being displayed.

Owners of non-shared pools do not have to display a current pool safety certificate.
If you have already received a certificate but have lost it, you can download and print
a new one from QBCC pool register https://my.qbcc.qld.gov.au/s/pool-register


Here are some helpful links from the QBCC Website with information regarding
compliance and shared pools


CPR signs
The pool safety standard also covers pool safety signs:
– you must display a compliant CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) sign.
– the CPR sign must be attached to the pool fence or barrier, or somewhere near the pool so it is conspicuous and anyone near the pool can see it.


From The Team at Saurus Constructions – we hope to hear from you soon

Pool Barriers Save Little Lives