Private Swimming Pools

When the weather heats up there's nothing quite like a refreshing dip in your own backyard swimming pool. Swimming pools provide a great source of fun and relaxation, however they can also be a danger. Whether its an inground, aboveground or temporary pool, there are some quidelines you must follow to not only comply with the relevant laws, but to help keep the season a safe and happy one, especially for our vulnerable youngsters. This page contains details on,

  • Approval Requirements
  • Key Safety Requirement
  • Enquiries

A downloadable handout regarding swimming pools is available from the factsheets page of this website.

Download the Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate (PDF 161Kb)

  • Approval Requirements
  • Some key requirements for Swimming Pools
  • Swimming Pool Enquiry?

Related Links

NSW Legislation - Swimming Pools act 1992 and Swimming pools Regulation 2008


A handy downloadable "Home Pool Safety Checklist" and further relevant information is available from the Royal Life Saving website -


Phone: (02) 9634 3700

The Australian Standard 1926.1-2007 Swimming Pool Safety-Safety Barriers can either be viewed at your local library or council office, or you can purchase a copy online from