There are specific rules when it comes to switches and power points in wet areas. These rules are set out by the AS/NZ 3000 Electrical Wiring Rules.
184.108.40.206 Switches and other accessories
Switches and other accessories shall not be installed within 0.3m of the floor of a bathroom, laundry or other similar location where the floor is likely to become wet.
The following requirements apply to the installation of switches and other accessories in classified zones:
- Zone 0 - Switches and other accessories shall not be installed in Zone 0.
- Zone 1 and Zone 2 - Only switches and accessories with at least the required degree of protection shall be installed in Zones 1 and 2.