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

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 NSWDon't use this term in NSW
Certificate of compliancePool safety certificate
Compliance/ non-complianceConformity/ non-conformity


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

Pool safety non-conformity notice