Pool Safety Signs

If you have a pool, you must have a CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) sign prominently displayed. 

If you are building a new pool, it must have a CPR sign when completed and a warning sign during construction.

CPR signs being replaced must:

  • be attached to the safety barrier of the pool, or displayed near the pool, so that the sign is easily visible to a person near the pool

  • be at least 30cm by 30cm in size

  • be made of durable and weatherproof material

  • include a prominent statement explaining how to act in an emergency (e.g. call Triple Zero, stay with the injured person, provide first aid).

CPR signs purchased and displayed after 1 January 2017

From 1 January 2017 any new CPR signs or existing CPR signs being replaced must show how to perform CPR in line with the technique published in 'ANZCOR Guideline 8 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation' published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in January 2016.

CPR signs purchased and displayed before 1 January 2017

If you have an existing CPR sign that:

  • was purchased and displayed prior to 1 January 2017; and

  • complies with ‘Guideline 7 – cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in February 2006, you can continue to use the sign until it becomes illegible. However, once the sign is replaced after 1 January 2017 it must comply with the requirements mentioned above.

More information

For detailed information, see the pool safety guidelines.