Swimming Pools Act 1992 and its regulations work together with Australian Standard 1926 (AS1926) to establish the safety standards for 'backyard' swimming pools. These documents have been updated a number of times and, as a result, apply differently at different points in time.
To identify where swimming pools are, educate pool owners about pool safety, and enable inspections to be carried out to ensure that pools, particularly those that pose the highest risk to children, are made safe; the Act:
The legislation can be found here:
Swimming Pools Act 1992
Swimming Pools Regulation 2008
The Australian Standard (AS1926) is a document protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced here. Your local council should have a copy of the Standard available for viewing. The relevant versions of the Australian Standard are dated 1986, 2007 and 2012.
Many councils produce excellent guidance publications that will assist a pool owner to understand the requirements of the legislation and the Standard. Some examples may be found by following the links below:
For further home pool safety information, you can contact a water safety organisation such as Royal Life Saving Australia, your local council or your local pool supplies retailer.
For Swimming Pool Register technical enquiries, please contact the Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet on 1300 922 310 or email email@example.com.
The website, swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au, allows backyard swimming pool owners to register their pool online. Registration is free. It also has information on the legislation, checklists and inspections.