All new and existing pools are required by law to comply with the pool fence safety laws, and be entered on the Pool Safety Register.
Non-shared Pools (e.g., at a private residential home) Should be re-inspected every two years to ensure continued compliance. Shared Pools (e.g. resorts, motels, caravan parks, apartment blocks) need to be re-inspected every year to ensure continued compliance.
However, where a property is sold or leased, it is required that a valid Pool Safety Certificate be obtained.
Sellers: Must provide a purchaser with either a valid Pool Safety Certificate, or a Form 36. Form 36 advises that the pool may not comply with the pool safety standard and what steps must be taken to comply.
Purchasers: If the seller has not provided a valid Pool Safety Certificate, buyers must obtain a Pool Safety Certificate within 90 days of date of settlement.
Leasing: Property owners must ensure a valid Pool Safety Certificate is in effect before entering into a lease or other accommodation agreement.