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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 (eg person(s) or Company).
Note - a business name or shop name is not a legal entity and cannot be the licence holder.

Commercial pools operating in the following situations require a licence from Council:

  • Learn to swim pools
  • Gym and health centre pools
  • Hotel, Motel, and Motor Inn pools
  • Club pools
  • Council pools
  • Aquatic centre pools

Pools operating in the following situations do not require a licence from Council:

  • Residential swimming pools
  • School swimming pools
  • Swimming pools under a body corporate or a group subdivision scheme