Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate - New South Wales

Description

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $70.00 Swimming pool fencing exemption.
Apply Inspection All $150.00 -
Apply Inspection All $100.00 Re-inspection. Fee charged only if re-inspection has failed inspection.

Act(s) name

Swimming Pools Act 1992 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Swimming Pools Regulation 2008 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)