From 1 December 2010, pool safety certificates are required when selling or leasing a property with a pool.  Pool safety inspectors can only issue a certificate when they have placed certificate details onto the pool safety register.  Pool owners and others, such as real estate agents and solicitors, will be able to search the register.

The main role of pool safety inspectors is to inspect pools to determine whether or not they comply with the pool safety standards. Upon inspection, the inspector must issue a pool safety certificate or non-conformity notice, depending on the outcome of the inspection. The non-conformity notice must state how the pool doesn't comply and what needs to be done to make it comply. The inspector can also, if agreed with the pool owner, carry out specified minor repairs (such as adjusting or replacing a latch or striker and removing climbable objects).

Should you wish to arrange a Pool Safety Certificate Inspection, a "Request for Pool Safety Certificate Inspection" form must be completed and returned to Council with the applicable fee.  It is recommended that you also download the "Self-Assessment Swimming Pool/Spa Checklist" and perform your own inspection prior to Council attending on site.

Application Form Request for Pool Safety Certificate Inspection (PDF, 97kb)

Self Assessment Swimming Pool/Spa Checklist (PDF, 213kb)