The State Government has introduced a mandatory pool and spa registration process for all pools and spa owners in Victoria. All pools and spas should have been registered by 1 November 2020. Whitehorse Council are still accepting registrations.
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:
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.
Safety Barrier Regulations
Please refer to the information below related to the pool and spa safety barrier regulations.