Swimming Pool and Spa Barrier Inspections


How it Works

If an inspector identifies any non-compliance safety concern, the pool/spa owners will have 60 days to bring their safety barrier into compliance.

Step 1

Your pool and/or spa should be registered with your local council.

If you are not registered, please contact your local council.

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Step 2

Obtain your council registration confirmation letter.

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Step 3

Have your pool or spa barrier inspected and certified by a registered pool & spa barrier inspector

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Step 4

Lodge your Certificate of pool and\or spa barrier compliance (Form23) with your council

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Step 5

Your registered pool inspector will contact you to re-inspect your pool and/or spa barrier in four years

Why its important

Being around water is part of everyday life in Australia, whether it be at the beach, backyard pools and spas, rivers and creeks, public swimming pools or dams on farms. However, did you know that drowning is one of the major causes of unintentional death for Australian children under 5 years of age?

Toddlers can drown in as little as a few centimetres of water – this means that objects including buckets, inflatable/toddler wading pools, backyard ponds, eskies with melted ice and even pets drinking bowls can all pose a potential drowning hazard.

Why you need your pool certified

New laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria on the 1st December 2019.  They introduce new registration, inspection and certification requirements for property owners.

​​As part of the changes, owners are required to register their pool and spa with their local council. They also need to have their safety barrier inspected every four years.

​Safety First Pool & Spa Inspections is a team of registered building inspectors with Victoria Building Authority. We are authorised to carry out pool and spa barrier compliance inspections and issue Certificate of Pool and Spa Barrier Compliance (Form 23) under the Building Regulations.

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