All swimming pools and spas
require Building Approval.
Every four years all Local Governments
undertake at least one inspection of all private swimming pools in its district,
as instructed by the appropriate State Government statutes. This is to ensure
that suitable restrictive barriers are in place to prevent children from
Safety barriers are required to restrict
access to a private swimming pool by young children from both outside the
property and within buildings on the property.
Barriers may include fences,
gates, modified doors and windows. All barriers must comply with the
requirements as specified by the appropriate Australian
Note: modified doors opening onto a pool
enclosure have not been allowed since 5 November 2001.
For more information refer to Swimming pools and spas and Department of Commerce's Rules for Pools and spas and Installing a swimming pool/spa.