New Pool / Spa Registration Laws
As per our communication late last year, we remind everyone that from the 1st December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria. This ruling will impact on landlords who offer a pool/spa as part of their property inclusions, but can also impact on landlords where tenants install their own portable pools/spas that are capable of holding more than 300mm (30cm) of water, including permanent pools, above ground pools, indoor pools, hot tubs, bathing or wading pools and some relocatable pools.
Likewise, the legislation is relevant to anyone who has a pool or spa in their own home. Having spoken with a local council recently, it has been confirmed that having a permit is no longer enough and an actual registration of the water unit must be completed.
If you are the owner of land on which a pool or spa is located, you must register your pool and spa with the relevant council. Contact the council or check their website for more information on how to register your pool or spa, including the fees payable. You will be required to complete a registration form and pay the registration fee (and in some cases, an information search fee).
See Below Relevant Links:
For all other councils, please go directly to their website for further information