SPASA Australia says:

"Pool & Spa Safety starts with SUPERVISION"                                         

There is no better place than a swimming pool or spa to have fun, exercise and gather with friends and family during summer.

Teaching children how to swim and play safely in and around water is especially important, as is always having adult supervision.

The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA Australia) takes the role of swimming pool safety very seriously. That is why we have developed tips for everyone to stay safe.

Backyard Lifeguard Campaign


The home swimming pool is the most common location for injury and drowning death for children under five.

We can all work together to protect children in our community.

  • Closely supervise kids at all times
  • Learn how to resuscitate
  • Check your pool barriers meet the current safety standards
  • Keep your barriers clear of objects and plants that kids can use to climb into the pool area
  • Teach your kids to swim and be safe around pools
  • Ensure your pool gate is shut at all times


Find out more at

or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81

    Click image to download the flyer.



Protect Your Pool, Protect Your Kids Campaign


With assistance from the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW and ACT (SPASA) and the Samuel Morris Foundation, Kids Health at the Children's Hospital at Westmead have developed the Protect Your Pool, Protect Your Kids Campaign video to educate pool owners about pool fencing and the common faults. 

Please click HERE to view the video, campaign checklist, poster and flyer.