New pool and spa registration and inspection requirements

On 1 December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria. These laws included new registration, inspection and certification requirements for property owners.

As a pool or spa owner you need to complete the following:

  1. Register your pool with your local council by 1 November 2020.
  2. Organise an inspection of your pool barrier by a registered swimming pool inspector.
  3. Rectify any issues identified by your pool inspection.
  4. Submit a certificate of compliance to your council by the due date.

Many people we have dealt with in the last year or so have been confused, worried and even intimidated by the thought they may need massive renovations to make their pool safe. MORE OFTEN than not, this is not the case at all.

This is where we can help – we’ll walk you through the whole process form start to finish – we’ll come out and inspect the pool and give you an honest assessment of the simplest way to make your pool barrier compliant. This is in the form of a written Pre-Inspection Report (explained in plain, easy to understand language), which will list the items needed to make your pool compliant. This also enables you to complete the works, in each case, up to the Council deadline. If you choose to get a Pool Audit Inspection from a Registered Building Inspector you may only get 60 days to rectify any faulty items found.

Here you find all you need to know about the Victorian Building Authority registration requirements.

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