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State Government Regulations for Private Pools and Spas
Register your pool or spa with your local council by 1 June 2020
New regulations require council residents who own a private swimming pool or spa to register them with Council by 1 June 2020.
By Portal Admin - 26th December 2019 - Back to News
New regulations introduced by the State Government require residents of their local council who own a private swimming pool or spa to register them with Council by 1 June 2020.
The change in regulation is focused on reducing the instances of children tragically drowning in noncompliant backyard pools.
The new regulations require owners to register private pools and spas with their local council including, all permanent pools and spas and most relocatable ones capable of holding water to a depth greater than 300mm.
Once owners have registered their pool or spa with their council, owners are required to have a registered building surveyor or inspector certify that their pool or spa safety barrier is compliant every four years.
A once-off registration fee of $79.00 set by the Victorian Government applies which includes the registration portion of $31.84 and the pool barrier history search fee of $47.20.
To register electronically in Latrobe, visit our website http://www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/PoolsandSpas or visit a Latrobe City Council Service Centre.
The new state-wide regulations aim to bring Victoria in line with New South Wales and Queensland, who already mandate swimming pool and spa regulations and inspections.
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