Swimming Pool Compliance certificates

To sell a property with a swimming pool or spa, the owner must have a certificate of compliance, a certificate of non-compliance or a valid occupation certificate for the pool.

To lease a property with a pool or spa, the owner must also have a certificate of compliance or a valid occupation certificate for the pool.

 

Online

Register

NSW government swimming pool register  

Property owners must register swimming pools and spas. 

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Compliance Certificates

You need a certificate of compliance before you can sell or lease a property with a pool.

Apply for a Pool Compliance certificate

Apply for a Spa Compliance certificate

In Person

Register

NSW government swimming pool register  

Property owners must register swimming pools and spas. 

We can register pools and spas for owners for the regulated fee of $10. 

  1. Please complete our Swimming Pool Register form(PDF, 54KB).

  2. (PDF, 54KB)Submit and pay for your application at Council’s Administration Building, 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown.

  3. Your application will be assessed by Council staff.

Compliance Certificates

You need a certificate of compliance before you can sell or lease a property with a pool. 

  1. Please complete our Application for a Certificate of Compliance for a Swimming Pool(PDF, 97KB)

  2. Submit and pay for your application at our Administration Building, 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown.

  3. Your application will be assessed by our staff.

We are contacting home owners to arrange inspections of backyard pools. 

The Swimming Pools Act 1992 was amended in 2013 to include initiatives to reduce the number of drownings.

The Act now requires:

  • property owners to register their pool on the NSW Swimming Pool Register;

  • Council to implement a Swimming Pool Inspection Program;

  • an owner must obtain a Certificate of Compliance for the swimming pool or spa if selling or leasing.

 

To inspect all swimming pools in the City to ensure compliance with the Swimming Pools Act and associated standards. 

Pools will be inspected in the following order of priority:

  • inspect swimming pools following an application for a compliance certificate

  • inspect pools following receipt of Customer Action Request regarding non-compliant fencing.

  • inspect pools on receipt of notices from a private certifier.

  • inspect pools associated with the tourist visitor accommodation and multi residential developments.

  • carry out random inspections on a street by street basis, with streets selected based on the first letter of the street name, with the letter selected randomly.

Swimming pool inspections are charged the regulated fee of $150 for an initial inspection, with a singular additional $ 100 fee to cover all re inspections.

This approach is seen as being the fairest way to inspect pools across the city without passing compliance costs on to residents who don't have a pool.

Certificates of compliance are valid for 3 years from the date of issue.