- On 1 December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria. It is now mandatory for owners of land where a swimming pool or spa is located to register their pool or spa with the relevant council.
- Owners are also required to have their safety barriers inspected by a registered inspection and to lodge a certificate of barrier compliance with their 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.
- For more information visit the VBA website at: