The Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the Swimming Pools Regulations 2008 are the two pieces of legislation in New South Wales that specifically relate to swimming pools.

The specific requirements for fencing swimming pools are contained in Australian Standard 1926.1 Fencing for swimming pools.  To view a copy of AS1926.1 – 2007 click here and follow the prompts.  Depending on when your pool was built the applicable standard will change.

PLEASE NOTE: Clause 2.8 (Child-resistant barriers) and Clause 2.10 (Above ground pools) of AS1926.1 – 2007 DO NOT APPLY in New South Wales.

If you wish to purchase a copy of this Standard please visit SAI Global Information Store.

For a summary of swimming pool laws click here.

For a home pool safety checklist click here.