Approval to Operate a Public Swimming Pool or Spa - New South Wales

Description

If you are going to operate a public swimming pool or spa you are required to notify the Council.

A swimming pool or spa is considered to be public if:

  • The public is admitted as an entitlement of membership of a club;
  • It is provided at a workplace for the use of employees;
  • It is provided at a hotel, motel or guest house or at holiday units, or similar facility, for the use of guests; or
  • It is provided at a school or hospital.

Public pools do not include those that are situated at private residential premises.

The operator of a public swimming pool or spa is also required to ensure that the pool or spa and the surrounding area is kept clean (i.e. in such condition as to minimise the transmission of disease).

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Inspection $193.00

Inspection fee for the first pool or spa.

Apply Inspection $57.00

Inspection fee for each additional poor or spa (maximum of $570).

Apply Inspection $81.00

Re-inspection (post-inspection compliance follow-up).

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 2010 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2012 NSW

Administering agency

Lake Macquarie City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

Lake Macquarie City Council

Operating address: 126-138 Main Road
Speers Point
NSW 2284
Mailing address: PO BOX 1906
Hunter Region Mail Centre, New South Wales 2310
Phone: 02 4921 0333
Fax: 02 4958 7257
Email: council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au
Website: Lake Macquarie City Council (Opens in new window)