A licence is required for swimming pools that are used for a commercial purpose or that are located on residential premises where the pool is used for greater than two dwelling units. Examples of pools that require a licence are as follows:
- aquatic centres
- learn to swim pools
- gym and health centre pools
- holiday accommodation pools
- club pools
- private school pools
- swimming pools under a body corporate of a group subdivision scheme (where there are three or more dwellings)
- hydrotherapy pools (including flotation therapy pools, recovery pools).
A licence is not required for State school swimming pools, City of Gold Coast pools or a swimming pool at single or two residential dwellings.