Registering a pool or spa

All residential pools and outdoor spas in Queensland must be registered with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). Registration requirements also apply to relevant portable and indoor polls and spas.

Register a pool or spa or check registration details

You don’t need to register a portable wading pool if it meets all these criteria:

  • can be filled with water to a depth of no more than 300mm
  • has a volume of no more than 2,000L
  • has no filtration system.

Penalties for unregistered pool or spa

An on-the-spot fine of $287.50 or a maximum court penalty of $2875 may apply to owners with unregistered pools.

Information on the register

The pool safety register includes a:

  • record of pools in Queensland
  • list of pool safety certificates issued
  • list of licensed pool safety inspectors.

How to register your pool or spa

Before you register your pool or spa, conduct a property search to see if the pool or spa is already registered.

  1. Visit the register a pool page on QBCC.
  2. Select the pool is registered link.
  3. Enter your property’s details into the fields provided.
  4. Check the search result to see if a pool is registered on the property. If it is, the registration is complete.

If there is no pool registered on the property:

  1. Select the link provided.
  2. Click the ‘Register pool’ button.
  3. Add details including number of pools or spas, shared pool status and contact information.
  4. Click ‘Submit’.

You have now registered your pool or spa.