Register your pool or spa

On 1 December 2019, new laws came into effect in Victoria making it mandatory to register swimming pools and spas.

How to register a pool or spa 

It's quick and easy to register your pool or spa online:

  • Select button below based on when your pool or spa was built.
  • You'll be asked to identify your property as the first step to register your pool or spa.

Pool built before 1 Nov 2020 

Pool built after 1 Nov 2020 

Find out more regarding registration on the Victorian Building Authority website.


Why were these regulations introduced?

The Victorian Government introduced this new legislation to ensure pools and spas are as safe as possible for everyone. These regulations apply to pool and spa owners all over Victoria.

For more information about the amendment and associated regulations, please visit the Victorian Building Authority website.

I'm removing a pool or spa

If you're removing a pool or spa, you can complete your decommissioning request online:

Remove a pool or spa  

Do I need a building permit?

You need a building permit to build or install a swimming pool or spa that is capable of holding more than 300 millimetres of water.

You don't need a building permit for general pool or spa maintenance, as long as:

  • you use materials commonly used for the same purpose as what you're replacing
  • it doesn't adversely affect the safety of the public or occupiers of the building.

More information

Building Department
Phone: 03 8470 8899