Does your swimming pool or spa hold a depth of water of 300mm (30cm) or more?

Was it installed from 1994 onwards?

If your answer to yes to the above, you must install a permanent pool safety barrier (fencing) around your pool/spa. This fencing needs to comply with the Australian Standards, National Construction Code & Building Act 2016.

This work involves the following suitably qualified persons to be engaged to ensure the above standards have been met:

  • Draftsman/Architect
  • Building Surveyor
  • Licensed Builder

Regulations

Before installing a swimming pool/spa, inflating a blow-up pool or spa and/or erecting related safety fencing, please contact the Clarence City Council Building and Plumbing Department on 6217 9580 to discuss the approval process.

Approvals must be obtained from the Clarence City Council for the installation and set-up of pools and spas. This relates to both Building and Plumbing Applications.

For further detailed information, please refer to the CBOS Staying Safe around pools and spas, Installing pool safety barriers fact sheet here.

Inflatable and Relocatable Pools

If you have purchased an inflatable or relocatable pool from a retail store, you are not exempt from the above.

If the Inflatable and Relocatable Pool holds a depth of water of 300mm (30cm) or more, you are still required to install a safety barrier in accordance with the Australian Standards, National Construction Code & Building Act 2016.