Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate - New South Wales


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


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.


3 years from the date of issue


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $150.00 -
Apply Exceptions All $70.00

 Exemption Under Section 22 of the Swimming Pools Act, 1992.

Apply Inspection All $100.00

Subsequent swimming pool barrier inspection.

Apply Inspection All $150.00 Swimming pool barrier initial inspection.

Act(s) name

Swimming Pools Act 1992 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Swimming Pools Regulation 2008 NSW

Administering agency

Hornsby Shire Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Hornsby Shire Council

Operating address: Administration Centre, 296 Peats Ferry Road
NSW 2077
Mailing address: PO BOX 37
Hornsby, New South Wales 1630
Phone: 02 9847 6666
Fax: 02 9847 6999
Email: hsc@hornsby.nsw.gov.au
Website: Hornsby Shire Council (Opens in new window)