Registering Your Pool or Spa

Drowning is one of the leading causes of preventable death in young children aged 0 to 5 years, and in Victoria, 40 per cent of drowning incidents in this age group occur in home swimming pools.

New Regulations

To improve child safety in and around pools and spas, Victoria's building regulations changed as of 1 December 2019. New building regulations involving registration, inspection, maintenance and compliance requirements for property owners were established.

Review these regulations below to ensure you're in compliance.

Steps to Register

Step 1.From Sunday, 1 December 2019:

  • Registering your swimming pool(s) and spa(s) is mandatory.
  • Property owners must register pools/spas with their local council by 1 November 2020.
  • Every 4 years, lodging a certificate demonstrating the safety compliance pool and spa barriers is required.
  • A qualified building surveyor or building inspector must inspect and provide a compliance certificates.
  • All pools will need to be registered and inspected. The date that each pool will be required to have an inspection will be dependent upon the year it was built no matter when it was last inspected.

     

Step 2.Fees for Swimming Pool and Spa Registrations:

  • Registration of a pool where the age of the pool is known $31.50.
  • Search fee for information on age of pool where owner is unaware of age - $47.50.
  • Lodgement of certificate of compliance after inspection - $20.00.

Step 4.Apply

To register your pool and/or spa with Council complete the registration form(PDF, 68KB) .

Forward the form to building@glenelg.vic.gov.au. Please ensure that you have included your email address so that a confirmation email can be forwarded with your registration number and the fee payable.

Once you have received your confirmation email payment can be made: