A building permit is required for the construction of all safety barriers and all types of pools and spas capable of holding more than 300mm depth of water.
A permit is also required if you are installing new or altering any part of an existing swimming pool safety barrier.
New Swimming Pool and Spa Registration and Inspection Requirements
On 1 December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria. They introduced new registration, inspection and certification requirements for property owners. As part of the changes, owners are now required to register their pool and spa with their local council and have their safety barrier inspected once every four years.
Application for registration of Swimming Pool and Spa can be found here.
Application for inspections of Swimming Pools and Spa can be found here.
For more information regarding the changes to the regulations, visit Victorian Building Authority website https://www.vic.gov.au/consumers/swimming-pools