Swimming Pool Safety

Your Responsibilities

As a swimming pool owner, you are responsible for ensuring your pool is enclosed with a child safe barrier and access by children is restricted at all times. You are also responsible for ensuring your pool complies with NSW Legislation.

Register Your Pool

If you own a swimming pool, you are required by law to register your pool online at the NSW Swimming Pool Register.

To register your pool, you must conduct an assessment and confirm that your pool complies with the relevant safety standards required.

The provisions also apply to temporary and portable swimming pools capable of being filled with water to a depth greater than 300mm.

Pool Fences

You must regularly check and maintain the fence and any other safety features around your pool. Complete the safety checklist to ensure your fence complies with NSW Legislation.


We carry out inspections of pools and spas and will issue a Compliance Certificate. The inspection will cost $150 and your certificate will be valid for up to three years from the date of issue. 

By law you need to provide a Certificate of Compliance or Non-Compliance if you are selling or leasing a property with a pool. 

Useful Links

Self-Assessment Checklists
Pool Inspection Checklists
Office of Local Government's Swimming Pools and Spas Information 
Protect Your Pool, Protect Your Kids Video
Royal Lifesaving Society

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