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Swimming Pool Registration

All pools and spas must be registered with Council and have their safety barrier inspected once every four years.

The law applies to swimming pools and spas that are can hold more than 300mm (30cm) of water. This includes:

  • permanent pools
  • above ground pools
  • indoor pools
  • hot tubs
  • bathing or wading pools
  • some relocatable pools.

Relocatable pools that do not consist of multiple components and do not require any assembly are not subject to the barrier requirements. An example of such a product is a small inflatable pool that requires no assembly other than inflation.

Please see below FAQs and fact sheets for more information. If you have any further questions, please contact the Mitchell Shire Council Building Services Team on 03 5734 6200.

For commercial pools, visit our aquatic facilities page.

Victorian Building Authority pool and spa safety barrier checklists

Pool and spa registration requirements and application form

Inspections and compliance information

This page was last updated on 23 March 2021.