Swimming Pools and Spas

As a part of the 2020/21 operational plan the budget continues to include funding for delivery of all of Council’s existing services through the use of anticipated revenues from fees and charges, rating income and ongoing grants.

Swimming Pool

The safety of our community is of the utmost importance. By inspecting more pools we will increase public safety. This initiative is for a self-funding Swimming Pool Safety program. We will increase our annual inspection rate to at least 10% of the swimming pools in the Shire in line with our adopted Swimming Pool Inspection program. This includes increasing Swimming Pool Safety Inspections enhancing the safety of our community.  


Information Links

Royal Life Saving Australia

NSW Fair Trading

Office of Local Government

Swimming Pool Register

Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Sale and Lease Changes - 29 April 2016

Downloads

Swimming Pool Compliance Application

Swimming Pool Registration Form

Swimming Pool Fence Exemption Application 

Swimming Pool Safety Inspection Program

Swimming Pool Barrier Home Safety Checklist

Register of Council and Public Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools Fact Sheet.


 

Frequently Asked Questions 

All existing and new swimming pools and spas must comply with the State Government Swimming Pool Fencing Legislation, in particular the Swimming Pools Act 1992, Swimming Pools Regulation 2012 and Australian Standard AS1926.

Please contact Council’s Building Assessment Team on 4677 1100 if you require any assistance/clarification on the requirements of the legislation.

 The swimming pool legislation can be found here.

Council is available to inspect your swimming pool/spa barrier to ensure compliance with the swimming pool regulations for a nominal fee of $150.00.

To arrange an inspection, please complete Council’s Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance Application Form and lodge it with our Customer Service Team.

 

Council approval is required for swimming pools that have the capability to hold more than 2000 litres and have a depth of greater than 300mm.

 Please contact Council’s Building Assessment Team in regards to obtaining approval.

All properties being sold with a swimming pool or spa pool are required to have one of the following:

  • A Certificate of Compliance issued under the Swimming Pools Act 1992; or
  • An Occupation Certificate that is less than 3 years old and evidence that the swimming pool or spa pool is registered under the Swimming Pools Act 1992; or
  • A Certificate of Non-Compliance issued under the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

All contracts for sale must have a Certificate of Compliance, relevant Occupation Certificate or a Certificate of Non-Compliance.

In the event a Certificate of Non-Compliance is issued for a property, a copy is required to be attached to the contract of sale. Purchasers will be able to purchase the property and take on the obligation to carry out the required rectification works.

The purchaser will have 90 days from the date of settlement to rectify defects listed in the Certificate of Non-Compliance and obtain a Certificate of Compliance.

All properties being leased with a swimming pool or spa pool are required to have one of the following:

  • A Certificate of Compliance issued under the Swimming Pools Act 1992; or
  • An Occupation Certificate that is less than 3 years old and evidence that the swimming pool or spa pool is registered under the Swimming Pools Act 1992; or
  • All new lease contracts must have a Certificate of Compliance or relevant Occupation Certificate.

A Certificate of Non-Compliance can only be issued when a property is being sold.

Please contact Council's Building Assessment Team for further enquiries on 02 4677 1100.