CPR chart requirements in Australian pools

In Australia, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) charts are essential tools for providing clear, concise instructions on performing CPR in case of an emergency. While specific requirements may vary slightly depending on local government laws, in Queensland our CPR signage laws are specified as follows:

If you have a pool, you must display a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) sign prominently.

If you’re building a new pool, you must display a warning sign during construction and a CPR sign when it’s completed.

CPR signs

If you’re displaying or replacing a CPR sign, ensure it:

  • is attached to the pool’s safety barrier or displayed near the pool, so a person near the pool can see it easily
  • is at least 300mm x 300mm in size
  • is made of durable and weatherproof material
  • includes a prominent statement explaining how to act in an emergency (e.g. call Triple Zero (000), stay with the injured person, provide first aid).

Information to be displayed on CPR signs

CPR signs must show how to perform CPR in line with the technique published in ANZCOR Guideline 8 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Warning signs

If you’re building a swimming pool, you must display a sign stating it’s under construction before construction starts.

The warning sign must:

  • warn people that a swimming pool is under construction and there is a danger to young children accessing the land (e.g. ‘Danger. Swimming pool under construction. Keep children out.’)
  • be placed within 1.5m of the land’s road frontage
  • be mounted so the bottom of the sign is at least 300mm above ground level
  • be positioned so it’s visible from the road
  • be made of weatherproof material
  • have the warning written in bold text at least 50mm high.

At L&V Pools we take care of all construction signage to ensure full compliance. We also provide a CPR sign to display at handover. It is up to the owner to display it in a position that meets requirements in order to get sign-off at your final inspection. You can learn more about our local Queensland Pool Safety Laws here –

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us!

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