Spa and pool safety laws
Any spa or pool that you have in Victoria must comply with regulations.
To help, here is a guideline:
- All spas a pools (including inflatable pools), with a depth of 30 cm or more, must be surrounded by a safety barrier (e.g. glass fence)
- The safety barrier must be at least 1.2 metres high
- The safety barrier must have a self-closing or self-latching gate
- It is illegal to prop open your pool or spa gate
- Any climbable objects must not be near the safety barrier
Are you purchasing a property that has a spa or pool? Currently, there are three sets of laws that apply to spas or pools built:
- Before 8 April 1999
- Between 8 April 1999 and 30 April 2010
- After 30 April 2010
Are you thinking about installing a spa or pool?
Prior to installing your spa, pool or safety barrier, you must get a building permit that is issued by a registered building surveyor, before works start. During construction, if the pool contains 30 cm or more water, a safety barrier must surround the spa or pool.
This is a guideline only. To find out more about spa and pool safety, see Kidsafe Victoria