If the inspector determines that your safety barrier complies with the applicable barrier standard, they will issue a certificate of barrier compliance. As the owner of the land with the pool or spa, you then need to lodge the certificate with your council. You must do this within 30 days of the date of issue of the certificate. Contact your council for more information.

When the council receives the certificate, they will send you a written notice, which confirms:

  • the date the certificate was lodged
  • the date by which the next certificate is required to be lodged, which is four years after the previous certificate.

You will need to pay a fee to the council when you lodge the certificate.

Deadlines for inspection and lodgement of certificate of barrier compliance

Pools and spas constructed (or where construction commenced) before 1 November 2020

You are required to lodge a certificate of barrier compliance every four years. Check with your council for exact dates.

Pools and spas constructed on or after 1 November 2020

Your first certificate of barrier compliance must be lodged within 30 days of the date of issue of the certificate. This certificate must accompany your application for registration.

Your next certificate of compliance is due four years after registration. Check with your council for exact dates.