Swimming Pool & Spa Registration
If you own a property with a pool or spa, you’re required to register the pool/spa within 30 days of the issuance of a final certificate or occupancy permit.
To register your pool or spa, complete this form(PDF, 305KB) and lodge using the portal below, or email it to us directly. Methods of payment include invoice, credit card (using this form(PDF, 185KB) or Council can contact you) or in-person.
Once you’ve registered your pool or spa, the council will notify you of the due date for your first certificate of pool barrier compliance. You are required to arrange an inspection and lodge the certificate with council by the due date.
Please contact Council's Building Department by phone 03 5232 9400 or email should you require any assistance with registration.
Anything else we should know?
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I have to pay this registration fee?
Once, upon initial registration.
I have a spa and a pool, do I have to pay twice?
If the spa and pool are within the same fence, only one registration fee is applicable. If the spa and pool are in separate fences, then two registrations are required
|Type of fee or penalty
| Pool or spa registration fee
A one-off fee payable to the Colac Otway Shire for the registration of your pool or spa.
| Information search fee (if applicable)
This fee enables the council to conduct the appropriate searches to determine the date of construction of your pool or spa and any associated building permits, which determines the applicable barrier standard. The information search fee applies to pools or spas constructed before 1 June 2020.
| Compliance certificate lodgement fee
| Non-compliance certificate lodgement fee
Find out more about pool and spa barrier safety here.