NSW Pool Register - Be Pool Safe
SWIMMING POOL REGISTER OPEN FROM 29 APRIL 2013
From 29 April 2013, pool owners are required to register their backyard swimming pools in an online register to be provided by the NSW State Government. Visit the register website at www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au and follow the easy registration steps.
Swimming pool registration is free. If you can’t access the online register after 29 April 2013, your local council will be able to register on your behalf (a fee of up to $10.00 may apply).
The Register will promote pool safety and pool compliance in response to the challenge of reducing the number of deaths and injuries to children in backyard swimming pools in NSW. The Register will provide pool owners with pool safety checklists to help them to self-assess their pool’s safety. Pool owners will be asked to indicate that, to the best of their knowledge, their swimming pool complies with the Standard applicable to their pool. There may be a penalty applied to owners who fail to register a swimming pool by 29th October 2013 (penalty notice amount of $220).
NSW Government - Division of Local Government
- Circular to Councils - Circular No.13-20 NSW Swimming Pool Register
- Question and Answers
- Sample Pool Registration Form for Councils
Pool Self Assessment Checklists:
To find the right self-assessment checklist you will need to know a few things about your pool:
- When was it built or installed?
- If the pool fence or means of access to the pool was substantially rebuilt or altered, when did that last occur?
- What type of pool do you have - indoor? spa pool? outdoor? portable?
- Was the pool built before 1 July 2010. If so, the rules are different if you have:
- a waterfront property,
- a small-sized property (less than 230 square metres)
- or a large property (over 2 hectares).
Be sure to keep updated:
Be sure to keep updated on the Be
Pool Safe Campaign and other important water safety messages via our social
media sites and by:
- Following Royal Life Saving on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube
- Sharing our important Be Pool Safe Campaign messages and tips over the coming weeks and months with your family and friends.
Royal Life Saving Social Media Sites (reference)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoyalLifeSaving - (remember you can always link us into your post by @RoyalLifeSaving)
Twitter www.twitter.com/royallifesaving (remember you can reference the Royal Life Saving @Royallifesaving and the NSW Be Pool Safe Campaign as #bepoolsafe
YouTube: www.youtube.com/RoyalLifeSavingAust (there are many useful campaign and water safety videos including the National Drowning Report 2013)