About the new regulations
The Victorian Government has introduced new legislation to make the registration of swimming pools and spas mandatory.
From December 1, 2019 all swimming pools and spas will need to be registered with the council.
You will have until June 1, 2020 to do so.
The council will check your registration with existing records, determine which regulation your pool or spa falls under then enter it into a register to be inspected for compliance.
The council or a licensed alternative provider must then reinspect for compliance at a time to be confirmed by the government.
All existing swimming pools and spas fall under three different regulations depending on when they were installed:
- Pools and spas installed before April 8, 1991 - must be inspected and compliant before June 1, 2021;
- Pools and spas installed between April 8, 1991 and April 30, 2010 - must be inspected and compliant before June 1, 2022; and,
- Pools and spas installed from May 1, 2010 - must be inspected and compliant before June 1, 2023.