QLD Checklist

  • Is your pool registered? You can check online at qbcc.qld.gov.au
  • The height of your pool fence is at least 1200mm
  • The gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground is no more than 100mm
  • Your pool fence has horizontal rails no closer than 900mm apart
  • Your pool fence has vertical rails no greater than 100mm apart
  • There are no climbable objects within 900mm from the outside and 300mm from the inside
  • The pool fence is well maintained and fixed securely, with no holes, broken rails or verticals
  • There is a compliant CPR sign that is easily visible to anyone near the pool
  • No doors provide direct access from the house to the pool area
  • Windows which open onto the pool area are fixed so that they do not open more than 100mm or they have a security screen fitted
  • The pool gate opens outward, away from the pool
  • The gate self-closes and self-latches from all open positions 
  • The gate latch is at least 1500mm off the ground and 1400mm above the top part of the lower horizontal railings. If located on the inside, it needs to be at least 150mm below the top of the fence  and covered with a 450mm radius shield  on the outside
  • The hinges on the gate are at least 900mm apart or the lower hinge has a non-climbable safety cap