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Water Safety


For information about backyard swimming pools please see Swimming Pools in the Directory of Policy Advice for councils.

Practice Note No. 15 - Water Safety – Updated October 2017, a guide to assist councils to carry out their water safety functions and responsibilities in public places within a risk management framework. Covers major topics including:

  • Water Safety Functions and Responsibilities
  • Risk Management
  • Australian Qualifications Framework and Staffing Levels
  • Equipment, Facilities and Signage
  • Legislation, Policy and Key Guidance Documents
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