The Victorian Government has updated the legislation making it mandatory for all land owners to register their pools and/or spas with their local Council on or before 1 November 2020. It is the responsibility of any land owner to ensure registration is completed by this date.
Upon registration, the local Council will issue the land owner with a date by which they must organise an inspection by a registered building surveyor / inspector to obtain certification of safety barriers to their pool and/or spa. In addition, is the duty of owners to ensure continuing compliance of pool or spa safety barriers by obtaining the same certification every four (4) years thereafter.
Any land owner who fails to register their pool and/or spa with their local Council by the due date of 1 November 2020 may be issued with an on-the-spot fine of $330.00, with penalties of up to $1652 for non-compliance.
The registration fee is a one-off fee of up to $79. A small price to pay to protect the ones we love, because it is an opportunity to make sure your pool is compliant.
Don’t forget the onus is on you to register.