All pools and spas must be registered

Swimming pool

Existing swimming pools and spas are now required to be registered with Council and inspected every four years. New pools or spas must be registered within 30 days of receiving a certificate of final inspection.

You must register swimming pools or spas that are capable of holding a water depth greater than 30cm. This includes:

  • in-ground and above ground pools and spas
  • inflatable pools
  • relocatable pools that have been erected for 3 or more days
  • indoor pools and spa pools
  • children’s paddling and wading pools
  • spas, jacuzzis, hot tubs and swim spas (including portable spas).

This does not include:

  • small toddler or wading pools that cannot hold more than 30cm depth of water
  • structures such as bird baths, fish ponds, fountains
  • spa-baths inside bathrooms that are used for personal hygiene
  • water supply/storage tanks
  • dams, rivers, creeks and lakes.

Council ensures all property owners comply with the new regulations and penalties will apply for non-compliance.

Registration of your pool/spa and inspection/lodgement of certificate of compliance are different. 

Deadlines for registering your pool/spa, (except for brand new pools/spas under construction) has now passed which means any owner who has not yet registered their swimming pools is in breach of the Building Regulations 2018 and may be subject to an on the spot fine of approximately $330 or a penalty of up $1,849.20.

As such it is critical that you register your pool immediately (unless still under construction).

Deadlines for inspection and lodgement of a certificate of barrier compliance for pools and spas constructed:

  • On or before 30 June 1994 by 1 June 2022 (now overdue)
  • 1 July 1994 to 30 April 2010 by 1 June 2023 (now overdue)
  • 1 May 2010 to 31 October 2020 by 1 June 2024

User profile

Before continuing to the registration process below you must first ensure that you have a user profile to access the Greenlight Portal system. If you do not have a user profile, please click the button below to create a profile.

Upon saving your details you will be sent an email asking you to verify your details. Once you have clicked the link in the email and have verified your details, you will be redirected to the confirmation page where you can then continue the pool registration process by logging in (click the button on the top right corner) or return later to our page and follow the prompts listed below in registration process using your newly created user profilelog in details.

Create user profile

Registration process

Swimming pool and spa registration

To ensure you have a safe and compliant pool or spa barrier, there are four easy steps you'll need to undertake:

Step 1.Step 1:

Register your pool or spa with Council using the links below.

Register your pool/spa for the first time

New registration

Access your existing pool/spa registration

Existing registration

If you're unable to access the online applicant portal please contact us.

Step 2.Step 2:

After you have received a confirmation letter from Council that your pool or spa is registered and the applicable standard that your barrier must comply to, get your pool or spa barrier checked by a registered building surveyor or inspector.

Step 3.Step 3: 

Undertake any required works in order to make the pool or spa barrier compliant (as directed by the inspector or surveyor).

Step 4.Step 4:

Have your pool or spa barrier certified and submit the Certificate of Compliance to Council.

Information regarding your pool or spa registration

After you’ve registered your pool or spa you will receive a letter from Council confirming the next step, including details of when your pool or spa was constructed, the applicable standard, and the due date for the lodgement of the compliance certificate. 

Owners will then be required to engage a registered building surveyor or registered building inspector to inspect and certify the compliance of their safety barrier every four years. For more information visit Victorian Building Authority.

To ensure that your pool or spa is safe there are self-assessment checklists available on the Victorian Building Authority website to assist you in carrying out safety barrier maintenance checks.

If you are considering installing a pool or spa or undertaking any renovation works to your house or pool area you may wish to read the Victorian Building Authority Swimming Pool and Spa Barriers FAQs to know what your responsibilities and requirements are for obtaining building permits. You will be required to register your new pool or spa once you have received the certificate of final inspection from your building surveyor.

Please contact Council on 03 5366 7100 or for any further information.