Once your swimming pool or spa has been registered, you will receive a registration confirmation letter from Council. The registration confirmation letter will specify the date by which your pool/spa safety barrier must be inspected, and when the associated compliance certificate needs to be lodged with Council.
Pool/spa inspections must be carried out by a registered building surveyor or building inspector such as those employed by Council or a private provider of your choosing.
How to request an inspection
What happens next?
After we receive your online booking request, an invoice will be issued to you via email within five business days. This will also confirm the date and time of the inspection.
After the inspection
If your barrier is found to be compliant, a Certificate of Barrier Compliance will be issued. The certificate must be lodged with Council within 30 days. If you consent, we will lodge the certificate for you. If you would prefer to lodge the certificate yourself, you can do so via our website.
If your barrier is found to be non-compliant with minor issues, a report will be provided outlining what needs to be fixed and by when. Your pool/spa will then need to be reinspected before a Certificate of Barrier Compliance can be issued.
If your barrier is found to be non-compliant with major issues, a Certificate of Barrier Non-Compliance will be issued. You will need to lodge this to Council and pay the associated fee (currently $390.80). Your barrier will then need to be made compliant and reinspected.
Please note that issuing and lodging a Certificate of Barrier Compliance or Non-Compliance is a legislative requirement, and applies regardless of whether your pool/spa inspection was carried out by a private inspector/surveyor, or by Council.