Consent for your Pool

If you are planning to construct, install or alter pools and spas capable of holding water more than 2000 litres and 300mm deep, you may require approval. By contacting Council's Planning and Environment team, or engaging a private certifier, you can receive advice and recommendations specific to your needs and ensure your pool or spa meets legislative requirements.

Once you have reviewed your application requirements, they can be lodged with Council or a registered private certifier.

To apply for a compliance certificate through Council, complete the form below. If a development consent or building certificate is required for a new or existing pool, you can find the relevant application forms by clicking on the Forms and Permits tab on our website.

The Swimming Pools Act

A review of the Swimming Pools Act was finalised in 2012. This review included amendments designed to improve the safety of children under the age of five around private or backyard pools. The amendments to the Swimming Pools and Tenancy Acts introduced the following requirements for pool owners:

  • from October 2013 all pools must be identified on the NSW Swimming Pool Register, and
  • from 29 April 2016 all pools must have a compliance certificate or occupation certificate or non-compliance certificate before the sale or lease of the property.

For more information on the laws, regulations and standards for swimming pools refer to Office of Local Government link below.