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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:

Operators of public swimming pools are required to hold a licence with Council.

public swimming pool is one that is made available for use by:

  • members of the public or a section of the public; or
  • participants in organised swimming or diving competitions or in training for organised swimming or diving competitions; or
  • persons who have a commercial relationship with the owner of the pool
and includes a private school swimming pool and a swimming pool in a gymnasium or sporting club.

Pools operating in the following situations do not require a licence from Council:
Operators of State school swimming pools.