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Overview

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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:

Commercial and semi-public pools in the Sunshine Coast region are no longer licenced by Council. Refer to Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

Pools operating in the following situations do not require a licence from Council:

Commercial and semi-public pools in the Sunshine Coast region are no longer licenced by Council. Refer to Queensland Building and Construction Commission.  

However the following related applications may be applicable:

Development Approval

For information on development approvals, contact Council's Development Information.

Food 
Do you intend to, or already operate a food business? If yes, you may also require a Food Business licence. For more information, refer to the Fixed Food Premises information.

 
Advertising Signs
Do you intend to, or already have any advertising signs/devices erected? If yes, refer to the Advertising Sign information.


Building or Plumbing Approval
Do you intend to build additional structures such as fences or shade awnings? If yes, you may need to obtain building approval, either from Council or a private certifier.

 
Business name registration
To register a business name, contact Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
 
Liquor Licensing
For liquor licensing enquiries, contact Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation.


Trade Waste
For information on discharging backwash water, contact Unitywater for details.