The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 require Category 1 Aquatic Facilities to be registered with Council.
For more information, please see: DHHS Factsheet - Aquatic Facilities.
The following information outlines whether you will need to REGISTER or NOTIFY Council.
Category 1 Aquatic Facility - Register
All Category 1 Aquatic Facilities must REGISTER with Council.
A Category 1 Aquatic Facility is defined under the regulations as any swimming pool, spa pool or interactive water feature that is either:
- Used by members of the public, whether free of charge or on payment of a fee
- Used in association with a class or program that is offered free of charge or on payment of a fee
- Located at the premises of an early childhood service, school or other educational institution
- Located at premises where residential aged-care services are provided
- Located at any of the following premises:
- public hospital
- multi-purpose service
- denominational hospital
- private hospital
- privately-operated hospital within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Health Services Act 1988
Category 2 Aquatic Facility - Notify
Category 2 Aquatic Facilities should NOTIFY Council.
A Category 2 Aquatic Facility is defined under the regulations as a swimming pool or spa pool that is used by members of the public and located at the premises of either a:
- Residential apartment complex
- Hotel, motel or hostel