Building and Development

Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Program

Council’s swimming pool / spa safety barrier inspection program applies to all visitor and tourist accommodation, bed and breakfast accommodation and multiple occupancy dwellings, including retirement villages, nursing homes and caravan parks.

The program is a requirement under the Swimming Pools Act 1992.  The inspection program can be viewed below.

Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Program

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to have an inspection?

Yes, inspections are mandatory if identified as one of the affected swimming pool types.

What properties does the inspection program apply to?

•    All visitor and tourist accommodation
•    Bed and breakfast accommodation
•    Multiple occupancy dwellings (more than two) on the same premises, including retirement villages, nursing homes and caravan parks

Who conducts the inspections?

These inspections must be done by a suitably qualified inspector; either council or an accredited inspector listed with the NSW Building Professionals Board.

How often are inspections required?

Once every three years. A reminder will be sent out by council when an inspection is due.

If I choose a private inspector what do I need to do?

If the inspection is provided by a private inspector, the certification provided by the accredited inspector must be provided to council for review and an acknowledgement letter will be sent if satisfactory.

If I choose council to do the inspection what do I need to do?

To arrange a council inspection please telephone council on 4325 8222. Please note inspection fees apply as per council’s Fees and Charges.

Council inspections are conducted during normal business hours.

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