Swimming pools and fences

Your responsibility as a pool owner

People who have a pool are responsible for ensuring the pool safety barriers, such as fencing and gates, are installed, operated and maintained to the Australian Standard.

Owners must also ensure that any gates or doors providing access to the pool area are kept closed at all times.

Pool registrations and inspections

All pool owners must have their pool registered on the NSW Swimming Pool Register.

Owners who fail to register their pool may be issued a penalty of $220.  

Registering your pool is free.

You can register your pool online at the NSW Pool Register.

Self assessment checklists are available to help you with any safety questions you may have.

Last Edited: 24 Oct 2016