Swimming Pools



As a result of recent amendments to the Swimming Pools Act it is now mandatory for all swimming pools in NSW to be registered by 29 October 2013.

Click here to access the State Government register.





Under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (the Act) the owner of any premises on which a swimming pool or spa is situated may apply for a Certificate from either their local council or an accredited certifier for a certificate to certify that their swimming pool barrier complies.

This Certificate is compulsory when selling or leasing a property with a swimming pool. Certificates are also required for place of shared accommodation and multi dwelling houses.

In order to obtain a Certificate from Council it is necessary to apply for a Certificate of Compliance(PDF, 151KB) .

An initial inspection fee is required to be paid at the time of lodging the inspection request.  For further information please call Councils Environmental, Planning & Building Services Department on (02) 6333 6211.

Where the swimming pool does not comply at the initial inspection additional fees may be charged.

Council will issue a Certificate where it is satisfied that the swimming pool complies with the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the pool is registered on the NSW Swimming Pools Register.

A certificate of compliance states that as at the date on which the certificate is issued, the swimming pool complies with the requirements under Part 2 of the Act.

Provided there are no changes to the pool barrier, the Certificate of Compliance is valid for three years.




The Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the Swimming Pools Regulations 2008 specifically relate to swimming pools.

For a summary of swimming pool laws click here...

For a home pool safety checklist click here...