It is your responsibility as the owner, occupier or tenant of a property with a pool or spa to ensure it is safe at all times. Any swimming pool or spa fence, barrier, gate or door must be maintained in good working order.
It is an offence to prop open any gate or door providing access to a swimming pool or spa.
Construction, maintenance and safety requirements for pools or spas are regulated by the building code.
On 1 December 2019 the State Government introduced state-wide legislation to reduce the number of young children tragically drowning in private swimming pools and spas.
Under the new regulations, all pool and spa owners will be required to undertake the following.