Pool owners now have until 1 November 2020 to register their pools and spas with Council.
The registration deadline has been extended by five months to acknowledge increased pressures on families and Council workloads from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government introduced new regulations in December 2019 to make swimming pools and spas safer and prevent young children from drowning.
These changes require owners to register their pools and spas with Monash Council with a one-off fee of $79.
Once registration is complete, council will inform the pool owner of the date by which they must organise their first inspection and certification of their barrier – the deadline for owners to lodge their first barrier certification will also be extended.
In addition, pool owners must have a registered building surveyor or inspector certify the continuing compliance of their safety barrier every four years.