Swimming pools and spas

The Victorian Government introduced new laws to make swimming pools and spas safer in December 2019.

If you own a property with a pool or spa, you must:

  • register your pool or spa with Council
  • lodge a certificate of barrier compliance with Council
  • have your safety barrier inspected and certified every four years.

These new laws apply to swimming pools and spas that can hold more than 30cm of water.  This includes permanent pools, above ground pools, indoor pools, hot tubs, bathing or wading pools and some relocatable pools.