Pool Fence Inspections
On 1 December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria. It is now mandatory for owners of land where a swimming pool or spa is located toregister their pool or spawith the relevant council.
Owners are also required to have their safety barriers inspected and to lodge a certificate of barrier compliance with their council. If a safety barrier is not compliant, it is the owner’s responsibility to make the barrier compliant.
The new laws apply to swimming pools and spas that are capable of holding more than 300 mm (30 cm) of water.
This includes permanent pools, above ground pools, indoor pools, hot tubs, bathing or wading pools and some relocatable pools.