New swimming pool spa regulations
For new swimming pool and spa installation (pools approved after the 1 May 2010) fences and barrier must comply Australian Standards AS1926.1-2012, AS1926.2–2012 and AS 1926.3-2012.
Note that these latest amendments to the Building Code of Australia now prohibit child resistant door sets that allow access to a swimming pool or spa area.
Swimming pools and spas built before 8 April 1991
Swimming pools and spas constructed prior to 8 April 1994 must comply with Building Regulations contained in Division 1 of Part 7 of the Building Regulations 2006 – Existing Swimming Pools and Spas.
You can access these regulations (701 to 705) via the following Building Regulations 2006.
Swimming pools and spas built after 8 April 1991 but prior to 1 May 2010
Swimming pools and spas constructed after 8 April 1994 but prior to 1 May 2010 must comply with the Australian Standards applicable at the time of construction being AS1926.1-1993 & AS 1926.2-1993.
Maintenance and operation of safety barriers
Division 2 of Part 12 of the Building Regulations 2006, Swimming Pool and Spa Maintenance and Operation, details the responsibilities of occupiers of an allotment and the responsibilities of a person entering and leaving a swimming pool or spa area.
You can access these regulations (1219 and 1220) via Building Regulation 2006.