Inflatable and portable pools

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound!

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound is a statewide portable pool safety campaign for English and non-English speaking community groups. The campaign was developed after experts were concerned by the number of children drowning and near drowning in inflatable and portable swimming pools.

The campaign poster and brochure that have been produced to raise awareness among the community of the safety issues and fencing requirements associated with inflatable and portable pools are available to download below in English and 16 community languages.

Please click here to order hard copies of the poster and brochure.

The Protect Your Pool, Protect Your Kids checklist has also been translated into 16 community languages and can be downloaded from the swimming pool fencing page.

The final report of the 2012-13 Kids Can Drown Without a Sound campaign, including further information on the issues with inflatable and portable swimming pools is available in the downloads section below.

Inflatable and portable pools can be more risky than pools that have been built.1 This is because most of these pools do not have fences and some are not able to be emptied after use due to their size. Without fences children have easy access to the water in the pool, placing them at higher risk of drowning.

You must, by law, have a four sided fence around ANY pool that can be filled with more than 30cm of water. This includes inflatable and portable swimming pools.

Always remember:

  • Small pools should only be used if you will empty and store them away after each use.
  • Use larger portable pools only if you are willing to fence them.
  • Fines apply if you do not have a four sided fence around any pool that can be filled with more than 30cm of water (the size of an average ruler)
  • Inflatable and portable pools are not toys and children under the age of five should be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Inflatable and portable pools more than 30cm of water require an approved CPR chart in the pool area.

See the Inflatable or Portable Swimming Pools factsheet for additional information.

Please visit the pool fencing section of the website for more information on safe pool fencing.

Arabic (العربية)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound (يمكن للأطفال الغرق بدون إحداث أي صوت!) – A5 brochure

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound (يمكن للأطفال الغرق بدون إحداث أي صوت!) – A2 poster

Bangla (Bangla)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Bangla)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Bangla)

Chinese, Simplified (简体中文)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Simplified Chinese) 儿童可无声无息地溺死!

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Simplified Chinese) 儿童可无声无息地溺死!

Chinese, Traditional (繁體中文)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Traditional Chinese) Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Traditional Chinese) 兒童可無聲無息地溺死

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Traditional Chinese) Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Traditional Chinese) 兒童可無聲無息地溺死

Dari (دری)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Dari) اطفال بدون صدا میتوانند غرق شوند

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Dari) اطفال بدون صدا میتوانند غرق شوند

Farsi/Persian (فارسی)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Persian) کودکان ممکن است بدون ایجاد هیچ سر و صدایی غرق شوند

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Persian) کودکان ممکن است بدون ایجاد هیچ سر و صدایی غرق شوند

Hindi (हिन्दी)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Hindi) बच्चों की बिना किस ी आवाज़ के भी डूब कर मतृ ्यु हो सकती है!

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Hindi) बच्चों की बिना किस ी आवाज़ के भी डूब कर मतृ ्यु हो सकती है!

Korean (한국어)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Korean) 아이들은 아무런 소리 없이 익사할 수 있습니다!

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Korean) 아이들은 아무런 소리 없이 익사할 수 있습니다!

Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Punjabi)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Punjabi)

Sinhala (සිංහල)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Sinhalese)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Sinhalese)

Spanish (Español)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Spanish) ¡Los niños pueden ahogarse sin hacer ruido!

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Spanish) ¡Los niños pueden ahogarse sin hacer ruido!

Tagalog (Tagalog)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Tagalog) Ang mga bata ay maaaring malunod nang walang ingay!

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Tagalog) Ang mga bata ay maaaring malunod nang walang ingay!

Tamil (தமிழ்)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Tamil)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Tamil)

Turkish (Türkçe)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Turkish) Çocuklar sessiz sedasız boğulabilir!

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Turkish) Çocuklar sessiz sedasız boğulabilir!

Urdu (اردو)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Urdu) بچے بالکل خاموشی سے ڈوب سکتے ہیں

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Urdu) بچے بالکل خاموشی سے ڈوب سکتے ہیں

Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Vietnamese) Trẻ em có thể chết đuối mà không phát ra âm thanh!

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A2 poster (Vietnamese) Trẻ em có thể chết đuối mà không phát ra âm thanh!

Burmese (Burmese)

Kids Can Drown Without a Sound - A5 brochure (Burmese)