Swimming Pools

Swimming pool and spa barriers

All swimming pools and spas must have a safety barrier to restrict access to the pool area by children under the age of 5. 

Owners of properties with a swimming pool or spa have a legal obligation to ensure that they maintain swimming pool and spa safety barriers to reduce the risk of unsupervised children gaining access.

Residents must also ensure these barriers are always closed except when entering the pool or spa. These legal obligations apply to all swimming pools and spas in Victoria.  

For information regarding requirements for swimming pools and spas in Victoria please check Victorian Building Authority or Swimming Pool & Spa Association Victoria