Swimming Pool Permit Application Requirements: What You Need to Prepare

The Building Code of Australia, lays special emphasis on the construction of barriers on four sides to prevent the death of children below five years.

Safety Requirements:

1. A safety barrier, which may be a fence, wall , gate or a screen with self closing devices for all swimming pools including inflatable pools with a depth greater than 30cm (300mm).

2. A building permit for the construction of the pool and barrier.

3. Completion of the barrier for the pool in six months.

4. registered building practitioner to carry out the work if the value of the work exceeds $5,000 (including labour and materials).

5. self-closing and self-latching gates in good working order. ).

6. No direct access to the pool area from dwellings through external

7. Indoor swimming pools must have self-closing, self-latching doors that swing away from the pool area.

Documents required for a swimming pool permit:

1. Building permit application

2. Building practitioner’s details and registration number

3. Domestic building warranty insurance

4. Certificate of title and lot plan

5. Three sets of plan for the swimming pool and safety barrier

6. 3 copies of the decking or enclosure if provided

7. A copy of the planning permit.

Building permit fee will be decided by the council after receipt of the application.

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