Australian Standard AS 1926.1-2012 Swimming Pool Safety - Fencing for Swimming Pools - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this standard if you are the owner of a swimming pool or spa, or are in charge of the building of a pool.

Building regulations require you to ensure that a fence and gate complying with this standard are installed to restrict access to the swimming pool or spa.

This standard establishes safety requirements for design, construction and performance of barriers, windows and door-sets for swimming pools of the types normally installed for private use. It is also applicable for public use if consideration is taken of the differing dynamics of public swimming pools to private swimming pools.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

Contact details

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Victorian Building Authority

Operating address: Goods Shed North
733 Bourke Street
Docklands, Victoria 3008
Mailing address: PO BOX 536
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Fax: 03 9618 9062
Other: 1300 815 127
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