It is a Queensland Government state law that all swimming pools, including spas and portable pools, that are capable to be filled to a height of 30cm or more must be fenced and must meet the requirements of the swimming pool safety standard. They may also require council approval.
Residents who fail to meet these standards risk an on-the-spot fine of about $800.
For more information:
Download a factsheet on swimming pools and spas (including wading pools)