Australian Standard AS 1926.1-2012: Safety Barriers for Swimming Pools - Western Australia


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to build a private swimming pool. This standard specifies requirements for the design, construction and performance of the following, which are intended to form a barrier to restrict the access of young children to swimming pools:

  • fences
  • gates
  • retaining walls
  • windows
  • doorsets
  • balconies

Please consult the Contact Officer 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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Building Act 2011 WA

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2012 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building Commission

Contact details

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Building Commission

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 489 099
Fax: 08 6251 1501
Website: Building Commission (Opens in new window)