Could you be fined $1652 for your backyard?
Victorians have two weeks to register their pools and spas with local council, or risk a fine of up to $1652.
Maurice Blackburn lawyer Dimi Ioannou is also urging pool and spa owners to use this time to ensure their barriers and fences meet safety standards.
“Victorians need to register their pool or spa with their local council before 1 June or they risk incurring a hefty fine,” Ms Ioannou said.
“We’re also reminding everyone that safety barriers must be inspected every four years under the state’s new pool and spa safety laws.
“We’re calling on all Victorians to prioritise arranging a qualified person to check if their barriers meet safety standards once they’ve registered their pool or spa.
“It could literally save a child’s life.”
The registration and inspection requirements are part of new laws to improve pool and spa safety that came into effect in Victoria in December 2019.
Do you have a spa or pool in your backyard? Have you had it registered yet?