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Drowning prevention

Private swimming pools can pose a significant risk of drowning, particularly for young children. The Royal Life Saving Society’s Keep Watch program promotes four key drowning prevention actions to maximise child safety:

  • Supervise
  • Restrict Access
  • Water Awareness
  • Resuscitate

For more information about the Keep Watch program and other pool safety tips, refer to the Royal Life Saving Society’s website under the Related Links below. In the event of an emergency, call 000.

State legislation also requires private swimming pools and spas to be enclosed with a security barrier to restrict access. The City is required to inspect the barrier every four years to ensure compliance. For more information about security and inspection requirements, refer to the Related Links below.

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