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Register your pool

All pool and spa owners are required to register their swimming pool and/or spa on the State Swimming Pool Register. Use the link under related information to your right to register your pool and for information on pool safety checklists.

Important registration information:

  • All pools and spas that have a water height or depth of 300mm (30cm) or more and can be filled with a capcity greater than 2000L (this includes portable and inflatable pools) must be registered. 
  • Registration is free.
  • Fines of $220 apply for unregistered pools.

Know these details before you register your pool or spa:

  • Address
  • Property type - private residence, multi-occupancy (units etc),  tourist and visitor accommodation
  • Is the property on the waterfront?
  • Is it on land greater than 2 hectares or less than 230 square metres?
  • When it was built - 3 choices of date range apply. Requirements vary depending on the construction year
  • If the pool barrier has been substantially modified or rebuilt and when that work was done (3 choices of date range apply).

Owner responsibilities

Pool and spa owners by law are required to:

  • Register their pool or spa on the State Swimming Pool Register.
  • Have a valid Compliance Certificate or Final Occupation Certificate or non-compliance certificate before selling or leasing a property with a pool or spa as of April 2016.

Council responsibilities

As a regulatory body we must:

  • Develop and implement a pool barrier inspection program in consultation with our community,
  • Report annual on our pool inspection program and compliance issues,
  • Inspect tourist, visitor accommodation and multi-occupancy developments every 3 years,
  • Inspect pools at the request of an owner or in response to a complaint,
  • Issue a Certificate of Compliance for pools that pass inspection.  Certificates are valid for 3 years,
  • If an Occupation Certificate has been issued on a pool it is exempt from our inspection program for 3 years from the date of issue.

We carry out our inspection obligations under our powers of entry in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993. Inspection fees are set by the State Government and Council inspection fees are in accordance with the statutory fees. For information on inspection fees refer to our Fees and Charges document.

 

This page was last updated on: 14 December 2018