Swimming pools, spas and fencing

Swimming pool owners are required to register their swimming pool in the NSW Government's Swimming Pool Register. You may receive a fine if your swimming pool is not registered.

As a swimming pool owner, you are responsible for ensuring that swimming pool safety barriers, such as fencing and gates, are installed, operational and maintained to the Australian Standard.

All gates and doors providing access to your swimming pool area should be kept closed.

All swimming pools must be inspected as part of our Swimming Pool Safety Inspection Program. Once your swimming pool has passed inspection, you will receive a Compliance Certificate, which is valid for three years.

If you are unsure whether your swimming pool meets the required safety standards, you may wish to apply for a swimming pool Compliance Certificate. Council staff will inspect your swimming pool and provide details of any safety issues. Once these issues have been addressed and a second inspection has been carried out, a Compliance Certificate will be issued.

A swimming pool with a valid Compliance Certificate or Occupation Certificate is not required to be inspected as part of Council's Swimming Pool Safety Inspection Program. You may apply to Council or an accredited certifier for a swimming pool.