Pool registration NSW Swimming Pools Register website remains open to register your pool and council still accepts pool registration forms
NSW government legislation states that all swimming pools (including spas) are required to be registered on the NSW Swimming Pools Register. The legislation provides council with the authority to issue a fine where a pool is found not to be regiatered.
There are 2 ways to register:
You can submit your pool registration online at the NSW swimming pool register website.
Lodge a registration form
To submit an offline application for existing or new pools (including spas and portable pools) complete a registration form and lodge with Council. At this point of time registration forms are being accepted for existing pools at council without incurring a fine
Get started here with our summary about general requirements of pool ownership.Link to Summary page on new 2012 pool legislation.
Swimming pool responsibilities under the Swimming Pools Act for owners, council and information if you are renting a property.
Resuscitation warning signs are required to be displayed in the vicinity of all pools. Signs can be purchased from council.
Pools are required to be surrounded at all times by a child-resistant barrier.
A pool certificate of compliance is essential when selling, pirchasing or renting a property with a pool.
Spa pools are required to meet safety regulations including fencing or lockable covers. Indoor pool areas are to be restricted.
Any pool that can be filled with more than 300mm of water must be fenced. Safety tips if you own an inflatable, portable or demountable pool.
Exemptions currently exist for some existing pools based on the age and location of the pool.
Pool Inspection program and certificates issued under the Swimming Pools Act 1992. Pool Certificate of Compliance and Pool Exemption Certificate.
Pool registrations must be submitted by 19 November 2013.