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The main purpose of regulating private swimming pools is to ensure they are maintained and operated in a manner that reduces risk to public health and safety. Council's role is to monitor the standard of operations of swimming pools. Compliance with Council's requirements will assist you in providing a safe and hygienic swimming environment for your customers. If your specific questions are not answered on this site, contact Council.
The applicant for a licence must be a legal entity (e.g. person(s) or company).
Note - a business name or shop name is not a legal entity and cannot be the licence holder.

Pools operating in the following situations require a licence from Council:
For previously Mundubbera Regional Council,
Approval for Commercial Swimming Pools is required under Councils planning scheme. Contact council for more information.

For previously Gayndah Regional Council,
  • Commercially operating a public swimming pool that is made available for use to—
    (a) members of the public or a section of the public on payment of an entrance fee or
    other charge; or
    (b) participants in organised swimming or diving competitions or in training for
    organised swimming or diving competitions; or
    (c) persons who have a commercial relationship with the owner of the pool;

    • Note : "Swimming Pool" includes:
    • excavation 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;
    • spa pool, spa tub or similar thing (whether portable or fixed) and a wading pool (other than a portable wading pool)

    For previously Eidsvold Regional Council,
    Eidsvold specific content here. There appears to be no Local Law so is this managed under a planning scheme or is it not regulated at all? Local Law No 8 might cover it, but a pool is not listed under the definitions. LT

    If planning scheme only -
    Approval for Commercial Swimming Pools is required under Councils planning scheme. Contact council for more information.
Pools operating in the following situations do not require a licence from Council:
For previously Gayndah Regional Council,

  • swimming pool made available by the body corporate of a community titles scheme for use by the owners or occupiers of lots in the scheme or their invitees.
  • swimming pool available for use by paying guests in a hotel or motel.
There are no exemptions under Councils planning scheme. (Mundubbera and Eidsvold)