In Victoria, the design, construction and installation of swimming pools, spas and safety barriers are subject to strict requirements under the Regulations.
Swimming pools, spas and safety barriers must comply with several requirements, including:
- being constructed by a builder registered in an appropriate category or class, or an owner-builder who has an owner-builder certificate of consent
- have self-latching and self-closing pool gates
- safety barriers must comply with AS1926.1-2012.
Property owners and occupants are responsible for making sure pool barriers are maintained, repaired and kept in working order. A new outdoor pool or spa area must not be directly accessible via a building.