Swimming pools and spas
If you're building a swimming pool or spa, you need to take safety seriously.
All swimming pools and spas containing water higher than 300mm (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:
- in-ground pools and spas
- above-ground pools and spas, including inflatable pools, holding more than 300mm (30 cm) of water
- indoor pools and spas
- bathing and wading pools containing more than 300mm (30 cm) of water.
As a pool or spa owner, you must maintain the operation of your swimming pool or spa barrier to prevent access to the pool or spa.
Find out more on the Victorian Building Authority website.
Registering your pool or spa
All pools and spas need to be registered with Council. Owners will also be required to lodge a compliance certificate for their pool or spa barrier every four years. A one-off registration fee is payable at the time of registration.