• Inspection No.

  • Audit title/property address

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Accompanied by


  • Name of owner(s)

  • Postal address (if different from property address)

  • Phone/mobile

  • Email address

  • Assessment No.

  • Pool ID


  • This inspection date

  • Last inspection date

  • Pool type

  • Pool construction

  • Fence type

  • Fence height 1200mm or higher, near vertical or not leaning towards the pool/spa area by more than 15 degrees to the vertical

  • Gate opening direction away from the pool area

  • Gate self-closing and self-latching from any position when opened (including when resting on the latch)

  • Adjoining barriers to the pool barrier to be at least 1200mm high and non climbable OR not within a 1200mm radius of the pool barrier

  • Latch height at 1500mm OR shielded 450mm from latch (no gaps of more than 10mm within the shielded area)

  • Height under gate and fence less than 100mm and has a stable surface that cannot be eroded by weather, children or animals

  • Distance between vertical (|) members less than 100mm

  • Distance between horizontal (-) members no less than 900mm apart if greater than 10mm either in depth or protrusion

  • Lowest horizontal member to be at least 1100mm from top of fence AND not less than 1400mm from the latch

  • No foot or hand holds (BBQ's, garden retaining walls, garden furniture, water features/ornaments and trees/shrubs) on the outside of the fence

  • Stability/durability of barrier compliant

  • Any window less than 2400mm to the ground to be either covered by bars or mesh OR unable to open more than 100mm

  • Door self-closing and self-latching from any position when opened (including when resting on the latch) OR permanently fixed using a device other than a key locking mechanism

  • Retaining wall(s) compliant (high side 2400mm and low side 1200mm)

  • Balcony height less than 2400mm to the finished ground level still compliant

  • Instructions to rectify compliance issues

  • Other photos

  • Site instruction issued

  • Further inspection required

  • Next inspection date

  • Owner/occupier home

  • The above non compliance issues are to be rectified within

  • Please call, text or email 9956 6694, 0427 198 283 or when compliance issues are rectified. Thank you.

  • This Pool Inspection Report is issued under Section 53 of the Building Regulations 2012.

    Any swimming pool or spa must have suitable barriers or safety fencing in accordance with the Building Act 2011, the Building Regulations Act 2012 and the Australian Standards AS 1926.1-1993, so as to restrict the access by young children.

    While the City is reluctant to take action against its ratepayers, the safety of children is paramount. Further, it does have an obligation to enforce State Legislation. Therefore, you should take note that if the above items are not rectified within the specified time the City may take formal action.

    The City carry out periodic inspections at least once every four years. It is the responsibility of the pool owner to maintain their pool barrier throughout this period so it remains compliant at all times.

    Please do not hesitate to contact the City's Building Department on 9956 6600 if you require assistance in the design of your safety precautions.

  • Issuing Officer

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