Submit a certificate of barrier compliance (Form 23)

For information on the updated certificate lodgement dates for swimming pool and spas, please see here.

The Victorian Government introduced new safety laws for pools and spas in December 2019. If you are the owner of a property with a pool or spa, you must: 

  • register your pool or spa  
  • lodge a certificate of barrier compliance
  • have your safety barrier inspected and certified every four years.

If your pool or spa was built after 1 November 2020, your building surveyor will issue a certificate of barrier compliance as part of the building permit process. You will need to lodge this with your registration within 30 days of the occupancy permit or certificate of final inspection being issued.

If your pool or spa was built before 1 November 2020, you still need to register. Once you have registered, we will provide you with a due date to lodge your certificate of compliance.  

If you’re unable to apply online, please contact us to arrange an alternative method.

Online

Step 1.Check your requirements

Depending on when your pool or spa was built, you may need to lodge the certificate of compliance with your registration. Visit our safety laws for pools and spas page for more information.

It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure pool or spa barriers comply with safety laws. If you are a tenant, contact your property manager directly.

Step 2.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • property details
  • building surveyor or building inspector registration details
  • date of inspection
  • date of construction
  • type of swimming pool or spa
  • any works that were required to ensure the barrier is compliant.
  • A credit or debit card to pay the application fee. Note: we are unable to accept an Amex or Diners card online.

Step 3.Submit your application

Submit online

Step 4.What happens next?

We will send you written confirmation confirming:

  • that your certificate has been lodged.
  • when you need to lodge your next certificate.

Once you have lodged your first certificate, you will need to get your pool or spa inspected and certified every four years.