Swimming Pools

Swimming pools in Queensland are regulated by the Building Act 1975 and are defined as an excavation or structure:

  • Capable of being filled with water to a depth of 300mm or more, and
  • Capable of being used for swimming, bathing, wading, paddling or some other human aquatic activity, and
  • Solely or principally used, or designed, manufactured or adapted to be solely or principally used, for the purposes mentioned above and includes a spa pool, spa tub or similar thing (whether portable or fixed) and a wading pool (other than a portable wading pool as defined by the Building Act 1975).

All swimming pools as defined above are required to have a Development Application lodged for assessment against the Building Act 1975 and in particular, the Australian Standard AS1926 and the Queensland Development Code (QDC Mandatory Part 3.4 – Swimming Pool Barriers for fence compliance.

For more information on swimming pools, preparing and lodging your Development Application, view the Fact Sheet below.

Swimming Pool – Fact Sheet