Pools and Spas

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The State Government has introduced a mandatory pool and spa registration process for all pools and spa owners in Victoria. All pools and spas must now be registered by 1 November 2020. 

The aim of this new requirement is to prevent accidental drownings in residential pools and spas across Victoria by ensuring safety barriers are maintained. 

Owners of residential properties with a pool or spa will now have to:

Pool and spa registration process

This requirement applies to all swimming pools and spas containing water greater than 30cm including:

  • in-ground pools and spas
  • above-ground pools and spas
  • indoor pools and spas
  • relocatable (including inflatable) pools, spas and hot tubs.

We are currently assessing and responding to the large number of pools and spas registered. We apologise for the delay in responses and appreciate your patience.

Photos of site of removed pool or spa required

Requirements for a public swimming pool or spa

Safety Barrier Regulations

Please refer to the information below related to the pool and spa safety barrier regulations.

Permits for New Pool or Spa