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Wollongong City Council

Pool Certificates

Before you can sell or lease a property with a pool or spa you must have a certificate of registration and one of the following:

  • A  Pool Certificate of Compliance, or
  • An Occupation Certificate for pools built less than three years ago, or
  • A Certificate of Non-Compliance (for property sales only).

The relevant certificates should be included in the contract of sale or lease agreement.

For most single-home properties you don’t need a certificate unless you’re selling or leasing, but if you’d like one for peace of mind, you can apply any time.

However, you will need to have a current certificate at all times if your property is used for:

  • family day care
  • foster care
  • a home-based ‘learn to swim’ business.

For shared pools that are part of strata complexes or community schemes, the owners corporation (or body corporate) has to make sure pools are compliant. Talk to your strata manager, real estate agent or conveyancer for details.

Pool certificates can be issued by Council or an accredited certifier.

First make sure your pool is registered and have your registration number handy.

If you're applying for a Certificate of Non-Compliance, read the state rules before applying.

After you apply and pay the relevant fees, Council will inspect your pool or spa before issuing a certificate.

Certificates are valid for three years. However, if your pool is inspected during that time and doesn’t meet requirements, the certificate can be revoked.

Use the button at the bottom of this page to apply.

Alternatively, you can use our Certificate Application form PDF, 48.32 KB and tick '22D - Certificate of Compliance – Section 22D Swimming Pools Act 1992' in Section 1 of the form.

Current Pool Certificate fees are shown below.

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Parent HierachyArea Fee NameFee Name GSTGST Current Fee (incl. GST)Current Fee (incl. GST)
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Complying Development Certificate Fees | Complying Development Certificate Fee NameSwimming pools GSTY Current Fee$600.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Construction Certificates Only Fee NameSwimming pools up to $12,000 GSTY Current Fee$334.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Construction Certificates Only Fee NameSwimming pools $12,001 to $50,000 GSTY Current Fee$441.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Construction Certificates Only Fee NameSwimming pools more than $50,000 GSTY Current Fee$600.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Principal Certifier Fees – Building Works (including All Critical Stage Inspections) Fee NameSwimming Pools (concrete) GSTY Current Fee$675.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Principal Certifier Fees – Building Works (including All Critical Stage Inspections) Fee NameSwimming Pools (fibreglass,above ground) GSTY Current Fee$455.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Certificate Fees – Miscellaneous Fee NameSwimming Pools Act 1992 (Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012) – Compliance Certificate GSTY Current Fee$150.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Certificate Fees – Miscellaneous Fee NameSwimming Pools – Per Inspection Fee – Compliance Certificate GSTY Current Fee$100.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Certificate Fees – Miscellaneous Fee NameSwimming Pools – Per inspection- other including inspection related to a complaint or the issuing of a Notice or Direction. GSTN Current Fee$100.00
Parent HierachyPublic Health & Safety | Health & Safety Issues Fee NameImprovement Or Prohibition Notice Public Health Act 2010 (public swimming pools) GSTN Current Fee$270.00
Parent HierachyPublic Health & Safety | Health & Safety Issues Fee NameInspection Fees – Public Swimming Pools – water quality GSTN Current Fee$141.00
Parent HierachyPublic Health & Safety | Health & Safety Issues Fee NameReinspections fee – Public Swimming pools -water quality GSTN Current Fee$61.50