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Wollongong City Council

Pools and Spas

Council makes sure people in our area follow the laws of the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

Pool laws apply to all swimming pools*. This includes:

  • Concrete and fibreglass swimming pools
  • Inflatable swimming pools
  • Temporary or wading pools
  • Above ground pools and spas.

Use the links below for pool and spa-related applications:

* Official definition of a swimming pool

The Swimming Pools Act 1992 defines a swimming pool as an excavation, structure or vessel:

(a)  that is capable of being filled with water to a depth greater than 300 millimetres, and
(b)  that is solely or principally used, or that is designed, manufactured or adapted to be solely or principally used, for the purpose of swimming, wading, paddling or any other human aquatic activity.

This definition includes a spa pool, but does not include a spa bath, anything that is situated within a bathroom or anything declared by the regulations not to be a swimming pool for the purposes of the Act.

For more information, you can read the full Swimming Pools Act.