Swimming Pools and Spas - Compliance

Read more: Permits for swimming pools and spas

You can either engage Council or a Registered Building Practitioner to undertake an inspection and issue a Certificate of Barrier Compliance.

Council will provide the service for issuing a Certificate of Barrier Compliance. This service will cost $390.00 which will include up to 2 inspections and the lodgement of the Certificate of Barrier Compliance. Further costs may apply if more than 2 inspections are required.

The Certificate of Barrier Compliance must be lodged with Council within 30 days of issuing. If you are issued with a Certificate of Barrier Compliance by Council, this will automatically be lodged by Council. If you engage a Private Building Surveyor to inspect and provide the Certificate, it is the property owner’s responsibility to lodge the Certificate with Council within 30 days of issuing.

Council will write to you to confirm the following

  • Confirmation of lodgement
  • The date that the next Certificate of Barrier Compliance is due (4 years from the date of lodgement of the previous certificate)

Please note that engaging Council to provide this service does not guarantee the issue of a compliance certificate. Should the barrier not be brought into compliance in a reasonable timeframe then Council’s Building Surveyor will be obliged to lodge a non-compliant certificate, as would any Private Registered Building Practitioner.

Register to engage Council to provide this service

Certificate of Barrier Compliance

Certificate of Barrier Compliance Certificates must be submitted to Council within 30 days of its issue and pay a lodgement fee of $20.40.

Deadlines for inspection and lodgement of Certificate of Barrier Compliance:

Pools and Spas constructed before 1 November 2020

  • On or before 30 June 1994  -  1 November 2021
  • From 1 June 1994 until 30 April 2010 -  1 November 2022
  • From 1 May 2010 until 31 October 2020 -  1 November 2023

Pools and spas constructed on or after 1 November 2020

Your first Certificate of Barrier Compliance will be due within 30 days of the certificate of final inspection or occupancy permit. This certificate must accompany your application for registration.

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Last updated: 28 May 2020