BEFORE YOU PROCEED WITH REGISTRATION:
From 1 December 2019 you are required to register your swimming pool and or spa with council.
If you own a pool or spa, including portable or relocatable swimming pools, register now before closing date of registration.
What is considered a swimming pool and requires a Barrier (Must be registered)
All swimming pools and spas containing water greater than 300 mm (30 cm) must have a compliant safety barrier to restrict access to the pool area by young children (under the age of five). Barriers are required for:
Barriers aren’t required for: (Do not register)
- in-ground pools and spas
- above-ground pools and spas, including inflatable pools, holding more than 300 mm (30 cm) of water
- indoor pools and spas
- bathing and wading pools containing more than 300 mm (30 cm) of water.
- bird baths
- water supply/storage tanks
- fish ponds
- baths used for personal hygiene and emptied after each use
- spas inside a building (e.g. in a bathroom) used for personal hygiene and emptied after each use
- pools or spas that cannot contain a water depth of more than 300 mm
- inflatable swimming pools (typically toddler or wading pools) that cannot contain a water depth greater than 300 mm.
Information for owners of an existing pool or spa
As a pool or spa owner, you have an obligation to maintain the operation of your swimming pool or spa barrier to prevent access to the pool or spa.