NSW Swimming Pool Register

NSW Swimming Pool laws are changing and you are now required to register your pool on an online  registry provided by the NSW State Government. By registering and self-assessment, pool owners are stating to the best of their knowledge that their pool fence complies with all safety standards and regulations.

You have until 19 November 2013 to register your pool online.

To register your pool go to www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au

Pool inspection self-assessment checklists

To find the right self-assessment checklist you will need to know a few things about your pool:

  • When was it built or installed?
  • If the pool fence or means of access to the pool was substantially rebuilt or altered, when did that last occur?
  • What type of pool do you have – indoor? spa pool? outdoor? portable?
  • Was the pool built before 1 July 2010. If so, the rules are different if you have:
    • a waterfront property,
    • a small-sized property (less than 230 square metres)
    • or a large property (over 2 hectares).

Which pool barrier self-assessment checklist do I use?

Checklist Used for
Indoor Pool Use this checklist for all indoor pools, including spas that do not have a lockable child-resistant lid
Spa Use this checklist for all Spa pools except indoor spa pools
Outdoor Pool 1 Use this checklist for outdoor pools built before 1 September 2008 that are not on waterfront, large-sized or small-sized properties
Outdoor Pool 2 Use this checklist for outdoor pools that were built between 1 September 2008 and 30 April 2013 that are not waterfront, large-sized or small-sized propertiesApplies to all pools built between 1 July 2010 and 30 April 2013 regardless of property type
Outdoor Pool 3 Use this checklist for outdoor pools built after 1 May 2013
Portable or Inflatable Pool Use this checklist for all portable or inflatable pools
Outdoor Pool – Waterfront Property Use this checklist for outdoor pools that are not spas or portable/inflatable pools built on waterfront properties
Outdoor Pool – Large Property Use this checklist for outdoor pools that are not spas or portable/inflatable pools that are built on properties of 2 hectares or greater in size
Outdoor Pool – Small Property Use this checklist for all outdoor pools that are not spas or portable/inflatable pools built on properties that are less than 230sqm in size

Note: These self-assessment checklists are provided to give you an indication about whether or not your pool barrier meets the requirements in NSW. A professional inspector will use a more comprehensive and technical checklist that may result in a different outcome.