An inspection of a swimming pool is carried out by an authorised Council officer who determines whether the pool is compliant under the Swimmings Pools Act 1992. If the pool is considered to meet the requirements, then a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance can be issued.
The Swimming Pool Safety Checklist (to be used as a guide only) is designed to assist pool owners determine whether their pool fence or other barrier complies with the legislation.
Council aims to provide a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance within five working days from receipt of the application. An authorised Council office will contact you to arrange a suitable time to inspect the swimming pool. this period may be longer if Council's building inspectors have difficulty arranging access to the property to carry out the necessary inspection.
Under the Swimming Pools Act 1992, the owner of any property on which a swimming pool is situated can apply to Council for a Certificate of Compliance relating to the swimming pool.
Download and complete a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance Application Form below. Return your completed form along with your payment to any of Council's offices listed on the application form.
The relevant legislative documents for pool safety are:
NOTE: Refer to the Regulations to inform you of the requirements rather than solely relying on AS1926.1-2007 as the Regulation excludes/restricts some clauses of AS1926.1-2007 for pools in NSW.
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