Swimming Pool Compliance

Swimming Pool Compliance

Keeping your family, friends and customers safe is important when enjoying swimming pools in the Richmond Valley. There are a number of requirements to be aware of when installing or purchasing properties with swimming pools.

  • All residential pools must comply with the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992, the Swimming Pools Regulation 2008 and the relevant Australian Standards including AS 1926.1 2007.
  • All pools must be fenced and display the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guideline as stipulated by the legislation.
  • From April 2013, all pools must be registered at www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au with a deadline of Tuesday 29 October for existing pools.
  • From 29 April 2014, all sales or transfers of properties with backyard pools or spas will need to include a swimming pool compliance certificate issued by Richmond Valley Council.

How to Make Your Pool Compliant

Guidelines (display posters) are available for purchase from Council. Visit the Casino administration office to purchase a copy. The latest price of display posters can be found in the the Revenue Policy.

For further information about the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guideline visit the Department of Local Government site at www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/dlg_index.asp or www.resus.org.au.

A copy of the Australian Standards may be purchased directly from SAI Global. Due to copyright Council cannot make copies available other than for viewing. A viewable copy is available at Council's Casino administration office.

A certificate of compliance can be sought from Council. Download the Swimming Pool Compliance Form.


Inspections to Ensure Compliance

Private and commercial swimming pools within the Richmond Valley Council area are inspected on an ongoing basis by Council to ensure compliance. Please note that penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please remember, young children need supervision at all times and especially so near swimming pools regardless if they are fenced or not. For further information about keeping kids safe around pools visit www.kidsalive.com.au.

A handy swimming pool safety checklist and regulation brochure can be downloaded from the list of documents below.