In line with new laws instated in December 2019 to improve swimming pool and spa safety, all homeowners are required to register their pool or spa with their relevant council.
To comply with these laws, new and current pool and spa owners are obligated to have their safety barriers inspected and obtain a certificate of barrier compliance to be lodged with council. To maintain compliance barriers will need to be reinspected every 4 years and a new certificate of compliance issued. For more detailed information please visit the Victorian Building Authority website.
At Inspections Unlimited, our highly experienced inspectors are fully accredited to carry out barrier compliance inspections and provide certification. We also recommend our pre-compliance consultation if you suspect your safety barriers are not compliant.
Before booking your safety barrier inspection, your pool or spa must first be registered with council with relevant registration documents to be provided to us at the time of booking. This will aid us to provide a swift and streamlined service.
Register Your Backyard Pool or Spa With Your Local Council By 1 November 2020 For a One-Off Free of Up to $79
Deadlines for inspection and lodgement of certificate of barrier compliance
Pools and spas constructed before 1 November 2020
|Pool/spa construction date||Compliance certificate must be lodged by:|
|On or before 30 June 1994||1 November 2021|
|From 1 July 1994 until 30 April 2010||1 November 2022|
|From 1 May 2010 until 31 October 2020||1 November 2023|
Pools and spas constructed on or after 1 November 2020
Your first certificate of barrier compliance will be due within 30 days of occupancy permit or certificate of final inspection. This certificate must accompany your application for registration.