Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this certificate to verify that a swimming pool meets certain safety requirements (e.g. child resistant barriers around the pool). Swimming pools include any excavation, structure or vessel that can be filled with water to a depth greater than 30 centimetres (including spa pools, but not spa baths).

These safety requirements apply to all swimming pools that exist, or are to be built, on residential property or property that is used for visitor or tourist accommodation.

Please note that a new registration scheme has been implemented and all pools will now need to be registered on the NSW pool register.

The owner of any property on which a swimming pool is located must ensure that it is registered and meets the relevant safety requirements. Before being able to sell or lease a property that includes a swimming pool owners will need to have the pool inspected and have received a certificate of compliance.

There will also be mandatory inspections (at least once every 3 years) of swimming pools on any properties that have more than 2 dwellings or are used for tourist or visitor accommodation. Swimming pools that meet the relevant safety requirements will be issued a certificate of compliance.

Please consult directly with the Council for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you will need to adhere to the New South Wales safety requirements for swimming pools.

Please consult directly with the Council for information on any eligibility requirements specific to your certificate.

Duration

3 years from the date of issue

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyInspection$150.00

Initial inspection

Application$70.00
VaryInspection$100.00

Subsequent inspections

Administering agency

Kempsey Shire Council

Act(s) name

Swimming Pools Act 1992 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Swimming Pools Regulation 2008 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Kempsey Shire Council


Operating address:
22 Tozer Street
West Kempsey
NSW 2440
Mailing address:
PO BOX 3078
West Kempsey, New South Wales 2440

Phone:

02 6566 3200

Fax:

02 6566 3205
ksc@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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