Pool Inspection Request for the issue of a Pool Certificate of Compliance
Under section 22C of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (the Act) the owner of any premises on which a swimming pool is situated may make application to either their local council or an accredited certifiers to carry out an inspection of the pool barrier.
Arrange an inspection with council
Pool inspection fees apply and initial inspection fee is required to be paid at the time of lodging the inspection request
Request Pool Inspection application form - Pool Certificate of Compliance
or call the Customer Service Centre on 02 9710 0333.
Issuing the certificate
Where the council or accredited certifier is satisfied that the swimming pool complies with the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the pool is registerd in the NSW Swimming Pools Register a certificate of compliance will be provided stating that that as at the date on which the certifiate is issued, the swimming pool complies with the requirements under Part 2 of the Act.
How long is the certificate valid for?
Provided there are no changes to the pool barrier, the Pool Certificate of Compliance is valid for three years
A pool owners may engage an accredited certifiers to carry out a pool inspection for the purpose of issuing a Pool Certificate of Compliance. An accredited certifier has the authority to issue Notices directing pool owners to carry out works to comply with pool safety requirements.
Pool Exemption Certificate
Under section 22 of the Act the owner of any premises in or on which a swimming pool is situated, or proposed to be constructed, may apply to council for an exemption for the subject pool from all or any of the requirements of the Act .
For an exemption to be granted, council must be satisfied in the particular circumstances of the case:
a) that it is impracticable or unreasonable for the swimming pool to comply with those requirements
- because of the physical nature of the premises or
- because of the design or construction of the swimming pool, or
- because of special circumstances of a kind recognised by the regulations as justifying the granting of an exemption
b) that an alternative provision, no less effective than those requirements, exists for restricting access to the swimming pool.
An exemption may be granted unconditionally or subject to such conditions as council considers appropriate to ensure that effective provision is made for restricting access to the swimming pool.
Application form - Pool Exemption Certificate
There is further information on this site about pool exemptions.
Pool inspection Program
In accordance with the Swimming Pools Act Council has adopted a Swimming Pool Inspection Program for the inspection of swimming pools within the the Shire, including pools associated with the following accommodation types:
- bed and breakfast
- serviced apartments and
- residence of more than 2 occupancies
These accommodation types have been listed in the legislation to be inspected once every three years.
Pool inspection fee
A fee applies for carrying out pool inspections.