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Mandatory registration of swimming pools and spas

December 03, 2019

On 1 December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety come into effect in Victoria. It will now be mandatory for owners of land where a swimming pool or spa is located to register their pool or spa with the relevant council.

The new laws apply to swimming pools and spas that are capable of holding more than 300 mm (30 cm) of water. This includes permanent pools, above ground pools, indoor pools, hot tubs, bathing or wading pools and some relocatable pools.

Pool and spa owners are now also required to obtain and lodge compliance certificates for their safety barriers.

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