Hindmarsh Shire Council is hosting online information sessions on Wednesday 10th and Wednesday 17th March 2021 to explain the requirements for pool and spa owners.

The Victorian Government have introduced new laws to improve safety around swimming pools and spas. Under these laws, owners are required to register their pool or spa with Council and obtain a ‘Certificate of Pool and Spa Barrier Compliance’ for the safety of pool or spa barriers every four years.

The laws apply to swimming pools and spas that can hold more than 300mm (30cm) of water, which can include:
  • permanent pools, either above or below ground,
  • indoor pools,
  • hot tubs, and
  • some types of relocatable pools.
To register your interest for one of the online information sessions, please to go to Council’s website www.hindmarsh.vic.gov.au/pool-spa-info-sessions or by phone 03 5391 4444 or email to info@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.

Council are encouraging people to submit any questions they may have when they register.

More information available about the new laws are at www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/swimmingpools.

Pool or spa registration can be done on Council’s website www.hindmarsh.vic.gov.au/buildingpermits-and-services.