Pool Boundary Fence Regulations In Victoria

Pool Boundary Fence Regulations In Victoria - What To Know?

When you are getting a pool built, there are many different regulations and guidelines that you must follow during the building process. Some of the most crucial safety regulations that must be followed in Australia are the guidelines related to pool fencing.

Among these guidelines, you can find the specifications for using a property boundary fence as part of your pool fencing. These regulations vary from state to state, so it is important to check the rules in your specific region.

In this article, we will discuss all aspects of how to use existing boundary fencing as part of your pool’s fence, including what rules and regulations you need to follow in Victoria.

Can A Boundary Fence Be A Pool Fence In Victoria?

In Victoria, there are cases where you are allowed to use boundary-dividing fences as pool barriers. In order to do this, the boundary fence in question must meet some specific regulations.

What Are The Boundary Pool Fence Regulations In Victoria?

The regulations imposed on property boundary fences as pool fences are fairly similar to those that apply to typical pool boundaries. However, the regulations are more strict for boundary fences that also serve as pool fences.

These regulations include a minimum fence height, removing all climbable structures near the fence and choosing non-climbable design features.

Boundary fences used as pool fences in Victoria must be at least 1800 mm tall in all areas; this is 600mm taller than the requirement for non-boundary fences. Fences also cannot have gaps larger than 100 mm between the ground and the fence.

Boundary fences used as pool barriers must also have a 900 mm non-climbable space, also referred to as a clear space, that extends from the top of the fence on the pool side of the barrier. Gates are not permitted to be added to a boundary fence.


Property boundary fences, sometimes called dividing fences, are common structures that separate your yard from your neighbours.

This fencing can be adapted as a portion of your pool’s fencing, so long as you meet the specific requirements for boundary fences used as pool barriers in Victoria.

Do you have any questions about using a boundary fence as a pool barrier in Victoria? Reach out to us in the comments section; we’d love to help answer any remaining queries you may have!

Louis from Pool Advisor


A chemical engineer by trade, Louis is committed to debunking myths in the pool industry by explaining the underlying chemistry and making it accessible to all.