Swimming Pool Register
Pool owners are to register their pools before 29 October 2013.
Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in very young children who lack the cognitive and water skills to deal with the danger.
With over 300,000 backyard swimming pools in NSW, swimming pool safety is a vital issue that affects the whole community.
From 29 April 2013 the NSW swimming pool register was made available for public use at http://www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au/.
How do I register my Swimming Pool
Registration can be carried out either:
Procedure for lodging a Pool Registration Form at Council
The Swimming Pools (Amendment) Act 2012
In 2012, a comprehensive review of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 was finalised. 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.
The Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012 commenced on 29 October 2012 and makes a number of amendments to the Swimming Pools Act 1992.
More information can be found on Division of Local Government website at http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/PublicTopicsIndex.asp?mi=0&ml=10&id=17
The NSW Government has provided a Swimming Pool Register - Frequently Asked Questions factsheet. It will provide you with general information from what defines a swimming pool to whether a compliance certificate is required.
Be Pool Safe Factsheets
The Royal Live Saving Society have also put together a number of helpful factsheets to help you understand swimming pool safety.