Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance

  • Section 22(D) Certificate of Compliance ($150 lodgement fee + $100 re-inspection or $50 for re-inspection if a pension and the swimming pool is located at the pensioner's residence).

A Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance is required:

  • when a residential tenancy agreement is entered into for a property with a swimming pool or spa pool, the landlord or real estate agent must provide the tenant with a copy of a valid certificate of compliance or occupation certificate.
  • This requirement does not apply in a strata scheme or in a community scheme, if that strata or community scheme has more than two lots).
  • If you are selling a property with a swimming pool or spa pool you must ensure the contract of sale includes:
  • a valid swimming pool certificate of compliance;
  • a relevant occupation certificate issued within the last 3 years and evidence that the pool is currently registered; or
  • a valid certificate of non-compliance.
  • This requirement does not apply to a lot in a strata scheme or in a community scheme, if that strata or community scheme has more than two lots).

    Not attaching the certificate when required may allow the purchases to rescind the contract within 14 days of exchange, unless settlement has already occurred.

    If a certificate of non-compliance is attached to the contract for sale, the vendor is transferring the obligation to obtain a certificate of compliance to the purchaser. The purchases will have 90 days from the date of settlement to rectify defects listed in the certificate of non-compliance and obtain a certificate of compliance.

Please Note: It is the Pool Owners responsibility to ensure their pool is registered on the NSW Government's Swimming Pool Register prior to obtaining a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance.

Following receipt of the application form, Council will contact you to organise and confirm an appointment for inspection