Do I need to fence my pond?

One of the most common questions we receive from people is that of fencing there pond. At present there is no legal requiremnet in queensland pertaining to fencing of fish ponds or water features. We do however emphasise common sense prevails.

The Qld building act 1975 states that any body of water used for water storage or supporting of aquatic livestock does not require fencing. However the moment it is used for recreational purposes (bathing, swiming etc.)it is therefore deemed as being a swimming pool and must be fenced

There is also no restriction as to the depth a pond may be. Lets face it a 300mm deep pond simply does not do well in Queensland’s climate.

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