The Victorian Government has introduced new requirements to improve swimming pool and spa safety, including inspection, maintenance and compliance requirements for property owners.

Why is the law changing

Pools and spas are the most common location of drownings for children aged five and under, and on average four children die in home pools and spas every year.

Eighty per cent of swimming pool and spa barriers in Victoria aren't meeting safety standards. The new state-wide regulations aim to make pools and spas safer for everyone, particularly kids aged five and under.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

More information

For more information and queries about the new pool and spa safety standards introduced by the Victorian Government, as well as safety barrier guides, visit the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) website.

For anything not covered by the VBA, please contact Council.

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