Swimming pools and spas: approval requirements

A building permit is required before constructing or installing a new swimming pool or spa. A compliant safety barrier (such as a fence) must also be installed. If a new fence forms part of the barrier, then the fence requires approval from the local government prior to installation.

For more detailed information on safety barrier requirements it is recommended that you visit the Rules for Pools and Spas on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website.

After construction

Prior to adding water to the swimming pool/spa a compliant safety barrier must be installed. The City is legally required to inspect swimming pools and spas to ensure that safety barrier requirements are met.

It is the owner’s responsibility to notify the City’s Compliance and Regulatory Services that the construction is complete and ready for inspection. A suitable time will then be arranged for an inspection to be undertaken by the City.