Swimming Pool and Spa Barrier Inspection Program was developed in consultation with the community. It was adopted in 2013 as a response to changes to state legislation and was designed to prevent drownings. It applies to all pools and spas which hold 30cm or more of water, including those that are portable and inflatable.
Council officers are contacting pool and spa owners to organise inspections to ensure compliance. Fees apply for inspections. It is $150 for the first inspection and $100 if a second inspection is required. If a pool or spa complies, a Certificate of Compliance will be issued which is valid for 3 years.
You can also use the
checklists available on the Swimming Pool Register website to carry out a self assessment of your swimming pool or spa barrier to assist with compliance before a Council inspection. Royal Life Saving also has a Home Pool Safety Checklist.
Council is also conducting mandatory inspections of all tourist, visitor and multi-occupancy developments.