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Commercial swimming pools - overview

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The main purpose of regulating private swimming pools is to ensure they are maintained and operated in a manner that reduces risk to public health and safety. Council's role is to monitor the standard of operations of swimming pools. Compliance with Council's requirements will assist you in providing a safe and hygienic swimming environment for your customers. If your specific questions are not answered on this site, contact Council.
The applicant for a licence must be a legal entity (e.g. person(s) or company).
Note - a business name or shop name is not a legal entity and cannot be the licence holder.

Pools operating in the following situations require a licence from Council:
any swimming pool or spa open to the public, whether or not a charge for admission is made, or if the person who controls admission reserves the right to refuse admission.

Examples:
  • pools and spas associated with gymnasiums
  • spas associated with beauty salons
Pools operating in the following situations do not require a licence from Council:
any swimming pool or spa located on private property.

Examples:
  • pools or spas associated with hotels and motels
  • pools or spas associated with private schools
  • residential pools or spas