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.