SWIMMING POOL BARRIER INSPECTION PROGRAM

In 2012, a comprehensive review of the NSW Swimming Pools Act 1992 was undertaken. This review identified a number of amendments designed to enhance the safety of children under the age of five years around private ('backyard') swimming pools in NSW. For further details on these amendments please refer to the new swimming pool laws page.

The Act requires Council, as the local authority, to develop and adopt an appropriate and affordable swimming pool inspection program aimed at increasing the safety of children around backyard swimming pools by 29 October 2013.