In this work, a simple, sensitive and rapid method for the determination of trace amounts of catechol (CT) in aqueous media has been suggested. For this purpose, poly(1H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol) film was electrochemically deposited successfully at the gold electrode (Au/T3T). The electrochemical behaviour of CT was studied on the Au/T3T electrode by the cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry techniques. The anodic peak current value and the concentration of CT showed a good linear relationship in the range of 0.015-2.8 mu M. The limit of detection was found as 1.88 nM (S/N = 3). Besides, the reproducibility, repeatability, stability and interference measurements were also assayed. This sensor was applied successfully for the detection of CT in synthetic and real samples.