Private Swimming Pools and Spas

Important Information for Pool Owners

Please be advised that all known private swimming pool and spa barriers within the Town of Cottesloe will be inspected to ensure the barrier is compliant every four years, as per the requirements of the Building Regulations 2012. 

Should there be no attempt by homeowners to rectify any non-compliant matters identified during the inspections, an infringement notice of up to $5000 may be issued. A Building Order under the Building Act 2011 may also be issued for non-compliant barriers.

The Town appreciates your cooperation and looks forward to working with you.

Related Documents

Visit the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website

Building Regulations 2012


Swimming Pool Fencing Requirements

Safety around swimming pools and spas is an important issue for your family and visitors to your home.

To assist you in ensuring your pool/spa safety barrier is compliant, a simple self-assessment tool has been developed and attached below.

Related Documents

Residents Simple Pool Safety Checklist

Swimming Pool Fencing Requirements

Portable Pools Fact Sheet

Removal of Swimming Pools and Spas

When a swimming pool and/or spa is no longer wanted it should be totally removed from the site either by deflating, dismantling, excavating and lifting out, or complete demolition.

Owners may be required to complete the below forms when decommissioning a pool or spa. 

Related Documents

Decommissioning and/or Removal of Swimming Pool or Spa Information

Notification of Removed Swimming Pool or Spa

Contact the Building and Compliance Officer for more information or to book a pool barrier inspection on 9285 5000 or via email