Related Sites

In our line of work we hear a lot of horror stories about non-complying pool barriers, so we’re committed to helping inform people about all issues to do with water safety. This page is a collection of links to websites that can help you and your family stay informed about staying safe around the pool and at the beach.

The Australian Water Safety Council

The Australian Water Safety Council was formed in February 1998 as a result of strong industry consultation and Federal Government support. It acts as a consultative forum comprising the major water and related government agencies. It presents key water safety issues to government, industry and the community.

The Council is made up of peak organisations involved in water safety which are:

Royal Life Saving Australia
www.royallifesaving.com.au

Surf Life Saving Australia
sls.com.au

AUSTSWIM
www.austswim.com.au

Australian National Sportfishing Association
ansa.com.au

Swimming Australia
www.swimming.org.au

DAN Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific
www.danap.org

Kidsafe – Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia
www.kidsafe.com.au

Farmsafe Australia
www.farmsafe.org.au

Surfing Australia – Australia’s Peak Surf Organisation
www.surfingaustralia.com

Australian Leisure Facilities Association
www.alfaleisure.org.au

Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association
www.ascta.com

ASC – Australian Sports Commission
www.ausport.gov.au

Australian Local Government Association
alga.asn.au

Other important organisations concerned with water safety include:

Swimming Pool Register of NSW (Includes checklists)
www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au

Keep Watch (Royal Life Saving Society of Australia)
www.royallifesaving.com.au

Office of Sport and Recreation NSW
www.dsr.nsw.gov.au

Water Safety NSW
www.watersafety.nsw.gov.au

Kidsafe NSW – water safety
www.kidsafensw.org

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au

NSW Fair Trading pool safety
www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Consumers/Product_and_service_safety/Pool_safety.page

Local Govt pool & spa safety publication
www.olg.nsw.gov.au/public/my-home/swimming-pools

Pool safety barriers book from select NSW Councils
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Royal Life Saving Society – national drowning report
www.royallifesaving.com.au/facts-and-figures/research-and-reports/drowning-reports

The Samuel Morris Foundation
samuelmorrisfoundation.org.au

St John’s Ambulance Australia (NSW)
www.stjohnnsw.com.au

Hannah’s Foundation
www.hannahsfoundation.org

SPASA – The Swimming Pool and Spa Association
www.spasa.org.au

How safe is your pool or spa?

More than 90% of all pools in NSW fail their first certification inspection

Remember: If you are selling a residential property with a pool or spa after 29 April 2016, you will need a valid Pool Compliance Certificate or Non-Compliance Certificate to include in the Contract for Sale. If you are leasing a residential property with a pool or spa after 29 April 2016, you will need a valid Pool Compliance Certificate to include in the Contract for Lease. (excluding properties where the pool/spa is situated on land in a strata scheme)