On 1 December the State Government introduced new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety. It is now mandatory for owners of land where a swimming pool or spa is located to register their pool or spa with Council.
The new laws apply to swimming pools and spas that are capable of holding more than 300mm of water. This includes permanent pools, above ground pools, indoor pools, hot tubs, bathing or wading pools and some relocatable pools. Pool and spa owners are now also required to obtain and lodge compliance certificates for their safety barriers.