Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Private swimming pools & spas

Selling or leasing/renting your home which has a swimming pool/spa

If you are selling or leasing or renting your home and it has a swimming pool or spa, you will need to:

  • Register your swimming pool / spa with the NSW Government’s Swimming Pool Register (see below)
  • You will need to ensure you have a current Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance.  You can obtain a current Certificate of Compliance by completing the attached form and returning it to Council via email or in person at Zingel Place Bega.  The current cost of the pool inspection is $150.00 which will need to be paid at the time you submit your application form.
  • Council will then inspect your pool/spa and if appropriate, will issue you with a Certificate of Compliance which will last for 3 years from the date of issue.
  • If you have any questions about a Certificate of Compliance for your swimming pool or spa, please ring Council’s Customer Service on 02 6499 2222.


NSW Government Swimming Pool Register

From 29 April 2013, pool owners are required to register their backyard swimming pools in an online register to be provided by the NSW State Government. Visit the register website at and follow the easy registration steps.

Swimming pool registration is free. If you can’t access the online register after 29 April 2013, your local council will be able to register on your behalf (a fee of up to $10.00 may apply).

The Register will promote pool safety and pool compliance in response to the challenge of reducing the number of deaths and injuries to children in backyard swimming pools in NSW. The Register will provide pool owners with pool safety checklists to help them to self-assess their pool’s safety. Pool owners will be asked to indicate that, to the best of their knowledge, their swimming pool complies with the Standard applicable to their pool. There may be a penalty applied to owners who fail to register a swimming pool by 29th October 2013 (penalty notice amount of $220).

NSW Government Fact Sheets

Image link to the NSW Government Fact Sheet on pool register.

Questions and Answers about the Register


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