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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:
  • where members of the public or a section of the public make payments of an entrance fee or other charge.
  • where participants in organised swimming or diving competitions or in training for organised swimming or diving competitions.
  • where persons have a commercial relationship with the owner of the pool.
Pools operating in the following situations do not require a licence from Council:
  • where a swimming pool is made available by the body corporate of a group subdivision scheme for the use by the owners or occupiers of lots in the scheme or their invitees.