Do you need a building permit to install pool fencing?

Do you need a building permit to install pool fencing?

Do you need a building permit to install a pool fence? Or will the building permit for the pool suffice?

In short: it depends where you live.

Whether a building permit (or equivalent) is required to install or replace a pool fence is dependent on the state in which you live in.

In the majority of states and territories, a building permit is required when installing, replacing or making alterations to a fence (if not maintenance related). Your council may also have local by-laws in place that may require consideration prior to performing any works on your pool fence.

For example, in Victoria, the property owner will need a registered building surveyor to issue the building permit. Once engaged, that building surveyor is used for the life of the project.

There are also various safety rulings about pool fences. In order to check the regulations in your state, visit our article on pool safety. The article provides resources about regulations around Australia.

Unsure? Check with your local council or building authority

As with all pool fencing building and safety regulations, always ensure you call your local council or building authority before installing your new Everton pool fence. This is to ensure it complies with any local by-laws, which vary from region to region.

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