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A Building Permit is required for a Swimming Pool 

All new swimming pools and spa pools require a Building Permit. Details of the pool barrier are required to be included in the application.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Building Commission's Website.

Swimming Pool Barriers

Legislation in Western Australia requires a barrier to be provided around private swimming pools or spas for the protection of young children who may enter that area with or without the knowledge or consent of the owner or occupier of a property. Building Industry Development has produced a number of publications to assist swimming pool and spa owners, as well as local government swimming pool inspectors, in understanding swimming pool and spa barrier requirements.

Information is also available in Rules for Pools and Spas, a booklet produced by the Department of Commerce.

For further information relating to pool barrier requirements contact the Shire Building Services Department on (08) 9071 0676 or visit the Royal Life Saving website.

Swimming Pool Barrier Inspections

The Shire performs a compliance inspection on private swimming pool safety barriers every four years. It is the responsibility of the owner and/or occupier to ensure that suitable barriers are in place and maintained at all times. Please complete this checklist to ensure your pool barrier is compliant. 

To apply for a building permit to construct a pool please complete a building permit application form and submit it with the required documentation. Building permit application forms are available from the Building Commission's website.

For additional information or assistance contact Shire Building Services Department on (08) 9071 0676 or call in to the Shire Administration Building on Windich Street.