It is compulsory for all pools to be registered. Registering your pool is free.
You can self register your pool online at the NSW Pool Register. You can also access the site's self assessment checklists to assist with safety questions at the time of registration. Council's safety requirements section can also assist.
A pool certificate of compliance cannot be issued to an unregistered pool.
Non registration of your pool can result in a fine of $220.
Council pool inspection program
Under the Swimming Pool Act council is required to have a local pool inspection program. We have developed a program and are currently implementing it. Due to high volume of pools in the Shire, inspections will take place in a staged approach.
We initiate inspections and owners will be required to pay an inspection fee. Once the pool is found to be compliant we will issue a pool certificate of compliance (included in inspection fee costs).
Stage 1 - high risk pools
These pool types will be inspected every 3 years:
- Tourist, visitor and multi occupancy developments (such as hotels, caravan parks, residential unit blocks).
- Pools in high risk locations such as childcare or family day care premises.
- Pools on properties being sold or tenanted where the owner has requested a certificate of compliance.
- Pools that are newly leased or rented that do not have a current certificate of compliance.
Stage 2 - residential pools
These pool types will be inspected every 5 years, and in the following order of priority:
- Pools that have been identified as having non compliant barriers.
- Pools that have not been inspected for 10 years or more.
- Pools where there has been a change of ownership and no pool inspection has been carried out.
- Pools that have an exemption under section 22 of the Swimming Pools Act that is more than 5 years old.
- All other pools.
Pool Inspection and Certificate of Compliance