All new swimming pools require approval.

If you want to build a swimming pool you must ensure that the pool is surrounded by a fence to restrict access to children in accordance with the Swimming Pool Act and AS1926.1-2007.

It is the pool owners responsibility to keep fences in good repair and gates in good working condition. Owners must also ensure that doors and gates providing access to a swimming pool are kept securely closed at all times when not in use.

Pool owners are also required to display an approved resuscitation poster in a prominent position in the immediate vicinity of the swimming pool. The sign gives a supervision warning and the details of resuscitation techniques.

These signs are available for purchase from Council’s Customer Service Centre and community organisations such as The Royal Life Saving Society and may also be obtained from pool shops and other outlets.

Penalties apply if you do not comply with the prescribed requirements of the Act.

For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9748 9999.

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