Swimming Pool and Spa Registration

Pool and spa registration is now open with Mornington Peninsula Shire

As of 1 December 2019, new safety standards have been introduced by the state government to improve pool and spa barrier safety.

To ensure you have a safe and compliant pool or spa barrier, there are four easy steps:

Step 1: Register your pool or spa
Step 2: Get your pool or spa barrier checked by a qualified surveyor
Step 3: Undertake required works to make the pool or spa barrier compliant
Step 4: Have your pool or spa barrier certified

Step 1 – Register your pool or spa.

All owners of existing swimming pools and spas must register their swimming pool or spa with Mornington Peninsula Shire by 1 June 2020.

A one-off registration fee will be required. The fees, as set by the Victorian Government, are as follows:

  • Pools/Spas built before 1 December 2019: $79.00
  • Pools/Spas built after 1 December 2019: $31.80

How to register your swimming pool or spa

Please note you will need your Property Number located on your Rate Notice.

Complete the registration form by clicking on the below 'Register and Pay Online' button.

Register and Pay Online

Alternatively, download and complete Application to Register a Swimming Pool or Spa(PDF, 185KB) and return with payment to any of the Shire Offices

After you've registered your pool

After you’ve registered your pool, you will receive a letter from the Shire confirming the next step: getting your pool or spa barrier checked by a qualified surveyor. The letter will also include details of when your pool or spa was constructed and the due date for lodgement of the compliance certificate.

Owners will then be required to engage a registered building surveyor or building inspector to inspect and certify the compliance of their safety barrier every four years.

The fee to lodge the Certificate of Compliance is $20.40. You can lodge a Certificate of Compliance by clicking on the below 'Lodge a Certificate of Compliance' button.

Pool and spa inspection providers

After you have lodged your Certificate of Compliance, Council will then send an acknowledgement letter confirming the next compliance due date. Please make sure you record the date as reminders will not be sent. 

Mornington Peninsula Shire does not offer a pool and spa inspection and certification service. It is not affiliated with any providers of this service and does not endorse or support any providers of this service.

To find a provider to carry out a pool safety inspection visit the Victoria Building Authority’s Pool and spa inspections and compliance page or google search for ‘pool barrier services’ or ‘pool fence inspections’ for alternative providers.

Pool owners should check the credentials of anyone they engage for this work.

We understand there will be more certified organisations in the coming months. Please keep an eye on our website for more information.

Lodge a Certificate of Compliance


The Shire is tasked with ensuring all affected property owners comply with the new requirements with penalties for non-compliance.

Failing to register a swimming pool and/or spa with the Shire is an offence under the Building Regulations 2018 and carries a penalty (this fine amount is currently $330.44). Other penalties may also apply.

Non-compliance can be reported below.

Report pool registration non-compliance

Further information 

For more information about the new state government legislation, please visit: Victorian Building Authority Website on swimming pools and spas

Read our Frequently Asked Questions about pool and spa barrier compliance.(PDF, 542KB)

Read the Building Regulations.

For more information phone Statutory Building on (03) 5950 1060.