Swimming Pools


A Building Permit for a pool, spa or pond is required if it is deeper than 300mm and the onus for SAFETY OF CHILDREN lies with the property owner/occupier. Protective fences and gates are compulsory and must conform with Australian Standards. To assist the handouts are supplied below.

Note: In Royal Life's Pool Fencing Guidelines a reference is made to "Opening Windows & Doors", the regulations have changed as of 5 November 2001 now prohibiting doors opening directly into a pool enclosure.

A compulsory inspection by Council's Pool Inspector is required prior to filling the pool to establish that the enclosure complies with all associated legislation.