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Swimming Pool Certificates

Swimming pools and spas are a place of great enjoyment and fun in the home, however they also come with risks, so it's important to have adequate safety measures in place.

Register your pool or spa

Swimming pool and spa owners are required by law to register on the NSW Swimming Pool Register. It’s free and only takes a couple of minutes!

Under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (the Act), all pools that are capable of being filled with 300mm or more of water and are used, designed, manufactured, or adapted for swimming, wading, paddling or any other human aquatic activity must be registered.

During the registration process, you will be able to self-assess your pool by using the pool safety checklist provided, to ensure it is as safe as possible.

You will be provided with a Certificate of Registration once you’ve completed the process.

There are penalties for non-compliance under the Act, including being issued an infringement notice or facing court-imposed penalties, with a maximum penalty of $2,200, so please ensure you register as soon as possible.

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Swimming pool barrier safety inspections

Swimming pool and spa owners are required, by law, in certain circumstances, to have their pool barrier inspected to ensure it meets the safety requirements. 

You must have your pool barrier inspected if:

  • You are selling or leasing your property
  • You are a provider of tourist or visitor accommodation, including hotels, motels, Airbnb, or a strata title property (i.e. a property where there are two or more residences on a property) your pool barrier must be inspected every three years.
  • Your property is selected to be inspected under Council’s Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Program.
  • Council receives a complaint about your pool barrier.

In accordance with the Act, we have developed our Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Policy which outlines our inspection program.

Under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (the Act), an inspection must be organised through your local Council or a registered certifier.

An inspection can be organised with our Swimming Pool Inspector by filling in the Swimming Pool Certificate Application Form.

Our inspection fees have been set in line with the legislation and are laid out in our Fees and Charges. Please note, an independent private certifier will set their own fees.

If your pool complies with the safety standards, you will be issued with a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance which is valid for 3 years.

There are penalties for non-compliance under the Act, including being issued an infringement notice or facing court-imposed penalties, with a maximum penalty of $5,500.

If you are contacted by Council, please organise your inspection as soon as possible.

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