Pool fencing, pool registration and pool safety
Randwick is home to hundreds of swimming pools. Here's everything you need to know about pool fencing laws, pool registration, pool safety, and pool notices in property sale and tenancy agreements.
Tragically a high number of children drown or are seriously injured in swimming pools every year. So it's important to ensure that all swimming pools are provided with adequate fencing or other safety barriers and children are supervised at all times.
Barriers & fencing
There are strict rules for fencing and other approved child-resistant barriers to be installed around swimming pools and spa pools, and penalties apply. Check the specific requirements for your pool.
We've developed a Swimming Pool Inspection Program in accordance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992, which aims to increase the level of swimming pool barrier compliance and community awareness.
If you're the owner of premises with a swimming pool or spa, you must register the pool or spa on the NSW Swimming Pool Register. Find out how to register and do a pool safety self-assessment.
Swimming pool safety
An average of 10 children under five drown each year in backyard swimming pools across Australia. Learn about the latest safety practices to prevent drowning and serious injury in your pool.
Sale & tenancy agreements
If you're selling or purchasing a property with a swimming pool, read our summary of rules for contracts of sale and rental, and tips for vendors and prospective buyers.