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 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 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 portable swimming pools is available in the downloads section.
Portable and inflatable 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.
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.