Swimming pool and spa registration

As of December 1st 2019 the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) introduced new registration, inspection, and certification requirements for property owners where a permanent or relocatable pool or spa is located.

These regulations aim to improve safety by ensuring the barriers containing these pools and spas meet the prescribed standard.

As part of these changes, the VBA has now made it mandatory to:

  1. register pools and spas with your local council
  2. organise an inspection of your pool/spa barrier
  3. submit a certificate of compliance (form 23) or non-compliance to your local council by the due date.

Arranging an inspection

You would need to contact a registered building practitioner authorised to carry out inspections and certification.

Need to know more...

For more information you can visit the Victorian Building Association swimming pools and spas page.

Page last updated: Thursday, 13 May 2021