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Pool and spa registration is now open with Golden Plains Shire

As of 1 December 2019, new safety standards have been introduced by the state government to improve pool and spa barrier safety.

To ensure you have a safe and compliant pool or spa barrier, there are four easy steps you’ll need to undertake:

     Step 1: Register your pool or spa
     Step 2: Get your pool or spa barrier checked by a qualified surveyor
     Step 3: Undertake required works to make the pool or spa barrier compliant
     Step 4: Have your pool or spa barrier certified

Step 1 – register your pool or spa – is now open.

All owners of existing swimming pools and spas must register their swimming pool or spa with Golden Plains Shire by 1 November 2020.

A one-off registration fee will be required. The fees, as set by the Victorian Government, are as follows:

  • Pools/Spas built before 1 December 2019: $79.00
  • Pools/Spas built after 1 December 2019: $31.80

How to register your swimming pool or spa

Please note you will need your Property Number located on your Rate Notice.

You can complete the registration form on the below link:


  • Alternatively you can download, print, complete and sign the Application to Register a Swimming Pool or Spa Form.
  • Once you have completed and signed the Application to Register a Swimming Pool or Spa form, save it onto your computer to email to  or submit at our customer service offices – Bannockburn, Linton or Smythesdale or mail to Golden Plains Shire PO Box 100 Bannockburn Vic 3331.

Please note that your pool will not be registered until payment has been received.

After you've registered your pool

When you’ve registered and the construction date of your pool or spa has been determined, Council will advise you when you are required to lodge a Certificate of Pool Barrier Compliance issued by a qualified practitioner.

Owners will then be required to engage a registered building surveyor or building inspector to inspect and certify the compliance of their safety barrier every four years.


The Shire is tasked with ensuring all affected property owners comply with the new requirements with penalties for non-compliance.

Failing to register a swimming pool and/or spa with the Shire is an offence under the Building Regulations 2018 and carries a penalty (this fine amount is currently $330.44). Other penalties may also apply.

Non-compliance can be reported to, our customer service offices during business hours and by phone 5220 7111.

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Page Last Updated:

Thursday, 28 May 2020 - 9:42am


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.