From 29 April 2016 the owner of a swimming pool or spa must obtain a Certificate of Compliance before they can sell their property. The Certificate of Compliance certifies that the swimming pool or spa barrier complies with the relevant standard and is valid for 3 years. A Certificate of Non-Compliance may also be issued. If contracts for sale are exchanged using a Certificate of Non-Compliance the purchaser has 90 days after settlement to bring the barrier into compliance for matters of Non-Significant Risk. Vendors/agents and purchasers be advised that should the premises be subject to a Council Notice/Direction, the 90 day compliance period does not apply. Compliance dates will be listed in detail within the Notice/Direction.
An Occupation Certificate issued within the past 3 years may act as a Certificate of Compliance.