Sunraysia property owners are reminded that new Victorian Government regulations now require pools and spas be registered with their local council.
If you live in the Mildura Rural City Council area and own a pool or spa, you can quickly and easily register online via our website by visiting www.mildura.vic.gov.au/swimmingpoolsandspas
The new regulations apply to any swimming pool or spa that can hold water to a depth greater than 30cm, including:
- in-ground and above-ground pools and spas
- inflatable pools
- indoor pools and spas
- children’s paddling and wading pools
- spas, jacuzzis, hot tubs and swim spas (including portable spas).
As part of the new Victorian Government regulations, property owners are also required to have their swimming pool and spa barriers inspected and certified by a registered building surveyor, or a registered building inspector, every four years.
The new laws are designed to improve swimming pool and spa safety across Victoria and came into effect in December last year.
Existing pools and spas must be registered by 1 June this year. New swimming pools or spas constructed after 1 June this year must be registered within 30 days of receiving the relevant Occupancy Permit or Certificate of Final Inspection.
The new regulations do not apply in the following situations:
- structures such as bird baths, fish ponds, fountains
- spas inside a building that are used for personal hygiene
- inflatable swimming pools (typically toddler or wading pools) not capable of containing a depth of water greater than 30cm and will be erected for less than three days
- water supply/storage tanks
- dams, rivers, creeks and lakes.