On 1 December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria. It is now mandatory for owners of land where a swimming pool or spa is located to register their pool or spa with the relevant council.
If you have a pool, you will receive a letter from Council outlining the registration process.
Once Council receives registration, we check the year that the pool or spa was built. Following this, you will be sent a confirmation of the age of your pool and a self assessment checklist. With this, you can immediately check your pool fence/safety barrier and have it compliant before an inspector attends.
- Pools from pre -1991 or pools that have no permit or final inspection need to have the compliance check to Council by June 2021.
- Pools from 1991-2010 will have until June 2022
- Pools after May 2010 have until June 2023.
With Council, the current fee for inspection is $350, which is required once every three years, however, we also recommend you search for Pool inspectors in the area to obtain a quote.
For more information, visit the Victorian Building Authority website.