Drowning is a leading cause of preventable death in children under 5 years of age. While inflatable pools are fun for small children, they present serious hazards.
The Swimming Pools Act 1992 requires all swimming pools, including inflatable or portable pools, to have a child-resistant barrier to prevent drownings.
Large inflatable pool 300mm or more in height
You need Council approval to install an inflatable or portable pool that can be filled with a capacity greater than 2000 litres.
You must, by law, have a child-resistant barrier constructed to Australian Standards around any pool that is capable of being filled with water greater than 300mm in depth.
Small inflatable pools under 300mm in height
If you cannot afford to provide a fence around an inflatable or portable pool that is capable of being filled with water greater than 300mm in depth, your only option is to purchase a smaller inflatable pool that is less than 300mm in height which you can put away after each use.