13% of all Australians now live in a property with a pool, Australia’s obsession with swimming pools runs deep. However with Victoria’s new strict pool fencing laws now in place, new and existing pools and spas need to adhere to the stern regulations. At present the Australian Standard is referred to as AS1926-2012 and is the national standard covering NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and the...

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From 1st December 2019 new fencing laws to improve spa and swimming pool safety in Victoria will take effect. Landowners containing spas or swimming pools must register their pool or spa with the local council. What are the new regulations? New fencing regulations require pool and spa safety barriers to be inspected and a certificate of pool barrier compliance to be lodged with the relevant council. The new fence laws apply...

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