All playgrounds in any situation must meet the Australian Standard.
There are Australian Standards covering playgrounds, play equipment, trampolines and indoor playgrounds. All playgrounds must meet these standards.
Any person or organisation considering designing, building, importing or setting up a playground - indoor or out -should download the standards relating to playgrounds from SAI global. There are rules about soft fall and heights of equipment and inspections etc that you must know and comply with.
I caution you if you are thinking about importing playground equipment – much of the imported equipment meet does not meet our standards.
You will also need a Certificate of Compliance for your playground. This means compliance to the Australian Playground Standards.
All playground equipment needs to have clear "Marking" as suggested in the AS 4685 standard. Ie: a manufacturer's plate stating Australian contact for the equipment, year of manufacture, model number of equipment and standard for which it comes under.
Also, part of the Australian Standards for Playgrounds AS/NZS 4486 it states that a Comprehensive Inspection should be done to establish the overall safety of equipment, foundations and surfaces. This inspection should be carried out by a competent (and qualified) person of intervals not greater than 12 months.
Kidsafe Playground Advisory Unit can be contacted at Kidsafe House