Property Exemption
If answer is NO - exemption does not apply

Pool constructed PRE 1/08/1990 or small, large, waterfront property constructed prior to 1/07/2010
* is there door access from the residential building to the pool?

Pools constructed PRIOR to 1/08/1990 or small property, pool constructed prior to 1/07/2010
* are all residential building means of access to the pool restricted?

Large or Waterfront property constructed prior to 1/07/2010.
* is the means of access to the pool from any buildings used for residential purpose restricted?

Property Exemption - Door, Window
If any answer is NO - Exemption does not apply

Are all doors and windows that provide access to the pool area restricted in accordance with one of the following?

Boundary Barrier pre 1/09/2008

PRE 1/09/2008 - child-safe doors / windows standards under 1992/1998 Regulations?

FROM 1/09/2008 - child-resistant doors / windows under Australian Standards?

Is height 1200mm or more measured outside the pool with 900mm between horizontal rails?

Fence - Mesh or Perforated

Aperture 13mm or less - is barrier height 1200mm or more

Aperture 100mm or less - is barrier height 1800mm or more

500mm clearance from barrier to maintain integrity of height requirement?

General Pool Barrier requirements

Is barrier height 1200mm or more measured outside the pool barrier?

Is a 900mm NCZ1 and NCZ2 continuous and clear of any intrusions?

Is a 900mm NCZ3 and 300mm NCZ4 clear of any intrusions?

Is the pool barrier vertical spacing 100mm or less?

Is gap under pool barrier 100mm or less?

Balcony, Deck & Landing

Is floor clear of adjacent barrier 900mm from NCZ2 or NCZ3?

Is floor of balcony 1800mm or more above the pool level?

Are stairs/ramp access from a balcony/deck to the pool restricted by a child resistant barrier?

Gate requirements

Does gate open outwards and away from the pool?

Is gate self-closing and self-latching?

Is the gate latch release 1500mm or more above ground level?

Where min 450mm shield used: is latch on the inside of pool gate and a min 150mm from top of gate?

Between the gate hinges do they measure 900mm or more

Window requirements

Is window opening covered by permanently fixed security mesh or grill?

Is window restricted to open no more than 100mm?

Pre 1/05/2013 - is internal window sill 1200mm or more?

Is outside window sill 1800mm or more above ground level with 500mm clearance from barrier?

Other Requirements

Is pool registered on the DLG website?

Is the CPR chart visible from anywhere in the pool area?

Is pool


The upgrade of the pool barrier should be completed within
Unless otherwise agreed to by Council

The above matters should not be considered exhaustive and other works may be required to fully comply. It is recommended you engage a suitable contractor to review the existing pool area with a view of complying with the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and Australian Standard 1926.

Should you have any further enquiries please contact myself on the below numbers or by email: Jenny Bukovac 02 9911 6408 or mobile 0408548041 Email:

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.