Swimming pool legislation in NSW and Qld: same things, different terms

12 Feb 2016
Are you an E1 swimming pool certifier who also works in Queensland as a licensed pool inspector?

Remember, the NSW and Queensland legislation sometimes use different terms to refer to the same thing.

Correct terminology is important when working or advertising in NSW, because:

  • it ensures the notices and certificates you issue are valid under the NSW Swimming Pools Act 1992
  • it avoids confusing pool owners and helps them know exactly what services you're offering.
Use this term in NSW Don't use this term in NSW
Certificate of compliance Pool safety certificate
Compliance/ non-compliance Conformity/ non-conformity


(i.e. under Section 22E of the Swimming Pools Act 1992)

Pool safety non-conformity notice