On 1 December 2019, new legislation 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 or spa, 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 or spa along with 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 2022.
- Pools from 1991-30/4/2010 will have until June 2023
- Pools after May 2010 have until June 2024.
You are required to have your pool or spa inspected once every four years. To organise an inspection please see 'Organising a pool Inspection' below.
For more information, visit the Victorian Building Authority website.