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Wollongong City Council

Pool Certificates

A Pool Certificate of Compliance is an important document that confirms your pool meets the required safety Standard and legislation.

When do I need a pool certificate?

Please check the table below, or call us on (02) 4227 7111 if you're not sure whether you need a pool certificate.

Activity What you'll need

Selling a property

  • A Pool Certificate of Compliance; or
  • An Occupation Certificate for pools built less than three years ago; or
  • A Certificate of Non-Compliance.

These documents should be included in the contract of sale.

Leasing a property to a tenant

  • A Pool Certificate of Compliance; or
  • An Occupation Certificate for pools built less than three years ago.

These documents should be included in the lease agreement.

Using a property for a family day care, foster care, or home-based 'learn to swim' business

You must have a current Pool Certificate of Compliance at all times.

Confirming your pool's safety for peace of mind (optional)

A Pool Certificate of Compliance

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.

How do I get a certificate?

Pool certificates can be issued by Council or an accredited certifier. Before you apply, make sure your pool is registered and have your registration number handy.

Apply online

Before you can apply, you need to log in or register in our Online Services system.

Once you are logged in, select Lodge an Application, then Certificates and Certificate of Compliance – Section 22D – Swimming Pools Act 1992.

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.

What happens after I apply?

Council will inspect your pool or spa. See our Pool Inspections page for information about this process.

After the pool passes inspection and payment has been received, we will post the certificate to you.

How long does a certificate last?

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.

Fees

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$620.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Construction Certificates Only Fee NameSwimming pools up to $12,000 GSTY Current Fee$348.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Construction Certificates Only Fee NameSwimming pools $12,001 to $50,000 GSTY Current Fee$459.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Construction Certificates Only Fee NameSwimming pools more than $50,000 GSTY Current Fee$620.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Principal Certifier Fees - Building Works (including All Critical Stage Inspections) Fee NameSwimming Pools (concrete) GSTY Current Fee$705.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Principal Certifier Fees - Building Works (including All Critical Stage Inspections) Fee NameSwimming Pools (fibreglass,above ground) GSTY Current Fee$473.00
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 HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Certificate Fees - Miscellaneous Fee NameSwimming Pools - Application for Exemption Certificate Section 22 of the Swimming Pools Act 1992. GSTY Current Fee$255.00
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$147.00
Parent HierachyPublic Health & Safety | Health & Safety Issues Fee NameReinspections fee - Public Swimming pools -water quality GSTN Current Fee$64.00