Lodge a pool or spa compliance or noncompliance certificate

After your swimming pool or spa has been registered and inspected, you will receive a Certificate of Barrier Compliance from your building surveyor or inspector. 

When to lodge your certificate

Certificates of Barrier Compliance must be lodged by a particular due date - the date is based on the construction date of the pool/spa.

  • Built 30 June 1994 or earlier: lodge your certificate by 1 June 2022.
  • Built between 1 July 1994 and 1 May 2010: lodge your certificate by 1 June 2023.
  • Built between 1 May 2010 and 31 October 2020: lodge your certificate by 1 June 2024.
  • Built on or after 1 November 2020: your first certificate must be lodged within 30 days of the date of issue of the certificate. This certificate must accompany your application for registration. 

How to lodge your certificate


Step 1.Receive your certificate

When your barrier meets the required safety standard, your building surveyor or inspector will issue a Form 23 Certificate of Barrier Compliance.

You will need to upload the certificate within 30 days of receiving it from your building surveyor or inspector.

Step 2.Make sure you have the right certificate

Please note:

  • a Certificate of Final Inspection is not a Certificate of Barrier Compliance
  • an Occupancy Permit is not a Certificate of Barrier Compliance

You can download an example Certificate of Barrier Compliance here(PDF, 143KB)

If you are a building inspector or building surveyor wishing to lodge a Certificate of Barrier Non-Compliance, click on the "Non-compliance" tab above.

Step 3.Have your credit card ready

A lodgement fee of $21.10 applies. This fee is set by the Victorian state government.

Please note we are unable to accept Diners Club or American Express.

Step 4.Lodge your certificate online

Lodge a Certificate of Barrier Compliance

If you receive an 'expired' error message, please close the tab and try the above link again.


Please note: this link should be used only by building surveyors or building inspectors to lodge a Certificate of Non-Compliance.

Do not use this link to lodge a Certificate of Compliance.

Lodge a Certificate of Non-Compliance

After lodging the Certificate of Non-Compliance online, an invoice will be emailed to the pool/spa owner for payment.


What happens next?

Pools and spas only need to be registered with Council once.

Following the initial pool/spa registration, inspection and certification, pools/spas are required to be inspected within every four years thereafter.

Find out more about the regulations at the Victorian Building Authority website.