Swimming pools and spas are a place of great enjoyment and fun in the home, however they also come with risks, so it's important to have adequate safety measures in place.
All pools that are capable of being filled with 300mm or more of water and are used, designed, manufactured, or adapted for swimming, wading, paddling or any other human aquatic activity must be registered on the NSW Swimming Pool Register.
You will be provided with a Certificate of Registration once you’ve completed the process.
There are penalties for non-compliance under the Swimming Pools Act 1992, including being issued an infringement notice or facing court-imposed penalties, with a maximum penalty of $2,200.
Register your pool or spa on the NSW Government's online Swimming Pool Register. It's free and only takes a couple of minutes!
Swimming pool and spa owners are required, by law, in certain circumstances, to have their pool barrier inspected to ensure it meets the safety requirements.
You must have your pool barrier inspected if:
An inspection must be organised through your local Council or a registered certifier. If your pool complies with the safety standards, you will be issued with a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance which is valid for 3 years.
There are penalties for non-compliance under the Swimming Pools Act 1992, including being issued an infringement notice or facing court-imposed penalties, with a maximum penalty of $5,500.
Apply for a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance online
Please note: you can also download the application form and drop it into the Council Offices at 553 Kiewa St, Albury.
Follow the link in the application form to access the payment portal
Once you’ve made your payment, book an inspection for a time that suits you.
Make your payment online now.
Our inspection fees have been set in line with the legislation and are laid out in our Fees and Charges.
The fees are currently:
Please note: an independent private certifier will set their own fees.
Section 22 of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 allows for an applicant to apply for an exemption to the required swimming pool barrier requirements on the grounds;
A $250 fee applies and must be paid at the time of submitting the application.