Once your swimming pool or spa has been registered, you need to arrange an inspection of the safety barrier to determine if the barrier is compliant with the applicable barrier standard.
An inspection of your pool or spa barrier can only be carried out by:
- a registered building surveyor
- a registered building inspector
Pool owners should check the credentials of anyone they engage for this work through the Register on the Victorian Building Authority Website.
Melton City Council is not conducting pool and spa inspections or certifications. Council is not affiliated with any providers of this service and does not endorse or support any providers of this service.
Lodging a Certificate of Compliance (Form 23)
If the Surveyor/Inspector is satisfied that the safety barrier is compliant with the applicable barrier standard:
- They will issue a Certificate of Pool and Spa Barrier Compliance and provide a copy to the owner.
- The owner, or their agent must provide a copy of the certificate to Council.
- Council will record details of the certificate on the register.
The Certificate of Compliance (Form 23) must contain the following information:
- Building Practitioners registration details
- Property details
- Date of construction
- Date of inspection
- Type of swimming pool/spa
- Type of works (if any) that were required to bring the barrier to the applicable barrier standards.
A fee of $21.90 is payable on lodgement of Certification of Pool and Spa Compliance.
Please note: It is a Statutory Requirement that Certificates of Pool and Spa Barrier Compliance (Form 23) must be lodged with Council within 30 days of the date of issue.
If the form is lodged after 30 days, Melton City Council cannot accept the Certificate under Regulation 147V.
If the certificate is more than 30 days old, it is the responsibility of the land owner to obtain a new certificate.
Please note: a pool inspector can issue a non-compliance certificate in the event of serious safety issues or if repairs have not been made following an inspection.
Learn more about inspection and certificates.
Lodge Compliance certificate (Form 23)
Residents and building practitioners can upload their compliance certificate online using the Sign In or Create an Account buttons below. Building practitioners can also upload non-compliance certificates online.
Sign In or Create an Account to complete your registration.