NSW Government Legislation

The NSW Government has passed Legislation for Pool Barriers in the interest of saving the lives of young children.  This legislation is enforced by Local Councils, and requires pool or spa owners to take two important steps:

Firstly, as of 29 October 2013, all pools and spas should have been registered. Property owners should be aware that failure to register your pool can incur a fine of $220.00

You can and should register your pool at www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au

Secondly, anyone selling a residential property with a pool or spa after 29 April 2016, must attach a valid Pool Compliance Certificate or Non-Compliance Certificate to the Contract for Sale. (excluding properties where the pool/spa is situated on land in a strata scheme)

Anyone leasing a residential property with a pool or spa after 29 April 2016, must attach a valid Pool Compliance Certificate to the Contract for Lease.

You may only apply for a Pool or Spa Compliance / Non-Compliance Certificate once your pool is registered at the link above.

Anyone wishing to find out more about the relevant legislation can find out more at the following websites:

The Swimming Pools Act 1992 (Replaces 1990 version) – click here

The Swimming Pools Regulation 1998 – click here

The Swimming Pools Regulation 2008 – click here

The Swimming Pools Regulation 2018 – click here

The Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2009 – click here

The Swimming Pools Amendment Regulation 2011 – click here

The Swimming Pools Amendment Act  2012 – click here

The Swimming Pools Amendment (Transitional) Regulation 2012 –  click here

Australian Standard AS 1926.1 – 2012 –  click here

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Need to have your pool or spa Certified?

Remember: If you are selling a residential property with a pool or spa after 29 April 2016, you will need a valid Pool Compliance Certificate or Non-Compliance Certificate to include in the Contract for Sale. If you are leasing a residential property with a pool or spa after 29 April 2016, you will need a valid Pool Compliance Certificate to include in the Contract for Lease. (excluding properties where the pool/spa is situated on land in a strata scheme)