Register your pool or spa

On 1 December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria. It is now mandatory for owners of land where a swimming pool or spa is located to register their pool or spa with their relevant Council. 

How to register a pool or spa 

Register your pool or spa via our eServices portal by choosing the link for when the pool/spa was built:




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, please complete our decommissioned pool or spa form.

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.