Build a new pool or spa

You need a building permit to construct a new pool or spa that can hold more than 300mm of water, as well as the safety barriers that surround them.

Apply for a building permit

Step 1.Getting started

If you are wanting to build a new swimming pool or spa you will need to get a Building Permit. There are a number of documents that you will need, including drawings. There will also be an application form to complete and a fee to pay.

Step 2.Gather your documents

You will need to submit the following documents:

  • Completed Building Permit Application form(PDF, 132KB)
  • A copy of your property's title
  • Cost estimate of building the pool or spa
  • All relevant drawings and documentation including a full set of the construction drawings and Certificate of Compliance Design (Reg. 1507) prepared by a structural engineer.

Step 3.Submit your application

Send your application and supporting documents to us via email on

We will send you an invoice so you can pay the required fee.

Step 4.Permit is assessed

Our Building Department will assess your application and advise if it is approved.

Step 5.Inspection

Following approval of your application, our Building Inspector will ensure your work complies with the permit and issue a Notice of Final Inspection.