Swimming pools for public use

Council's Subordinate Local Law No. 1.10 (Operation of Public Swimming Pool) 2011 ensures that swimming pools made available for public use are properly managed and supervised and comply with standards of public health and safety.

A public use swimming pool means a swimming pool made available for use to:

  • Members of the public or a section of the public on payment of an entrance fee or other charge
  • Participants in organised swimming or diving competitions or in training for organised swimming or diving competitions
  • Persons who have a commercial relationship with the owner of the pool
  • People who are guests at a hotel, motel, resort or the like where the swimming pool is a facility for the use of guests at the establishment

Public swimming pools are required to operate under an approval issued by council and comply with minimum standards as set out in the local law referred to above.

How to apply

Complete and submit the Application for Swimming Pool Approval (PDF 120 KB) form to council with the relevant fee and supporting documentation.

In the event that a swimming pool permit is to be transferred, the relevant sections of the form mentioned above are to be completed and submitted to council with the relevant fee.

If you would like further information concerning the licensing and regulation of swimming pools for public use, contact council on 1300 MACKAY (622 529) or email council@mackay.qld.gov.au.