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What Are The Legal Requirements For Swimming Pool Fences In N.S.W & Why Do I Need A Pool Fence?

What are the legal requirements for swimming pool fences in N.S.W & Why do I need a pool fence?

Pool Fencing Requirements

In New South Wales and most states in Australia it is mandatory that you have a pool fence enclosing your pool or outdoor spa area.

The Cost Of Drowning

This is to stop the enormous amount of children who are drowning in back yard pools every year. According to a Royal Life Saving Society Report. “Swimming Pools continue to account for the largest proportion of drowning deaths in this age group, representing 61% of all drowning deaths in children aged 0-4 years.” Source: Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2013.

What Do You Need To Know?


The New South Wales Government has a lot of information relating to pool fencing. The government covers registering the ownership of your swimming pool, pool fencing requirements and pool inspection requirements. The website has a lot of useful information relating to pool safety. Click Here to go to the website.

Tough As Glass

At Tough As Glass we care about more than just installing an attractive and visually appealing glass pool fence. We pride ourselves on creating the safest and most secure swimming environment for you and your family. We adhere to all the Australian pool safety standards and continually stay up top date with all the latest trends. For us, there is no glass fence without safety and compliance.

Expert Advice

It may be a little overwhelming dealing with so much government and legal requirements. There is no need to worry. On top of being expert installers of high quality glass pool fencing, we also are experts in the ever-changing legal environment. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding what needs to be done to make your backyard compliant – just give us a call. We have over 25 years experience, and that means experience navigating changes in the way things are done. We make safety a priority, because as family men, nothing is more important than seeing our loved ones grow up well and healthy.

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