What are the New Mandatory Pool and Spa Laws?
On 1 December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria. These laws are mandatory and introduce new registration, inspection and certification requirements for property owners.
As part of the changes, owners are required to register their pool and spa with their local council and have their safety barrier inspected once every four years.
All swimming pools and spas capable of containing water greater than 300mm (30cm) must have a compliant safety barrier to restrict access to the pool area by young children (under the age of five).
Which pools and spas must be registered?
You must register a swimming pool or spa capable of holding a water depth greater than 30cm.