Arrange a pool or spa barrier inspection

You need to arrange an inspection of the safety barrier for your pool and/or spa by a private registered pool safety inspector every four years. 

Council does not provide inspection services.   

The list below are local Geelong registered pool safety inspectors. Council does not endorse any of these suppliers. It is recommended that you obtain numerous quotes as inspection costs are not regulated by the private industry and may vary.

If you are a registered pool safety inspector who services the Geelong area and would like to be included please email [email protected]

You will need to show your registration letter to the pool safety inspector at the time of the inspection.

The letter includes key information that they need to ensure that they inspect the barrier to the relevant standards.

If the private registered pool safety inspector determines that your safety barrier is not compliant, they can either:

  • immediately issue a certificate of barrier non-compliance or
  • issue you a written notice specifying:
  • the matters which must be addressed to bring the pool barrier into compliance,
  • the period in which the barrier must be made compliant, and
  • the date and time they intend to reinspect the barrier.

It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that they comply with the certificate of non-compliance. 

The registered pool safety inspector will lodge a copy of the certificate of barrier non-compliance with us and you will need to pay a fee when the certificate is lodged.

After re-inspection, if the private inspector or surveyor determines that the pool barrier is compliant, they will issue a Form 23 – Certificate of pool and spa barrier compliance, which you must lodge with us.

These are valid for 30 days so it is important that you lodge your certificate with us as soon as you can.

Extension of time to lodge your certificate

If you are having difficulty arranging an inspection of your pool/spa safety barrier or are waiting on repairs to your barrier you can apply for an extension of time to the lodgement due date.

All extensions of time must be in writing using the Pool and Spa Compliance Date Extension of Time (WORD - 107 KB).

Once we have received your paperwork we will provide you a response within five working days if your extension has been granted.

No, it is a requirement that a permanent barrier which complies with Australian standards is installed.
Yes, even if the external walls of the pool are at least 1200 millimetres in height and comply as a barrier, a permanent barrier is still required around the point of access (such as the ladder or steps) to the pool and/or spa.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 18 June 2024