Pools or spas at rental properties

If you own a rental property that has a pool or spa, you must have a:

  • compliance certificate, or
  • acknowledgement notice for the pool safety barrier in your name before you rent out your property.

This applies to:

  • properties smaller than 1.8 hectares including units and townhouses, and
  • pools or spas that hold 30cm or more of water.

Tenant responsibilities

Find out about pools or spas responsibilities for tenants.

Owner responsibilities

As the owner of a rental property, you’re responsible for making sure your pool safety barrier:

  • complies with the rules
  • meets all the conditions on the compliance certificate or acknowledgement notice including ongoing maintenance and upkeep.

You must also make sure to:

  • respond to your tenant’s requests for any repairs in a timely manner
  • install a pool safety barrier and get a compliance certificate or acknowledgement notice if your tenant installs a portable pool or spa that holds 30cm or more of water.
|

If the pool was built before 1 January 2003, the property owner must have:

  • a compliance certificate or
  • an acknowledgement notice for the pool safety barrier.

The type of certification required depends on:

  • whether the property has previously been sold, transferred and leased
  • what standard the pool safety barrier has been installed to.

For information on how to get a compliance certificate or acknowledgement notice in the property owner's name, read pool fencing and spa barrier safety standards.

If the pool was built after 1 January 2003, the property owner must have a compliance certificate for the pool safety barrier issued in their name.

For information on how to get a compliance certificate in the property owner's name, read pool fencing and spa barrier safety standards.

Contact

For more information, contact the Pool Fencing Unit.

Last updated: 24 August 2020

Share this page:

Was this page useful?

Describe your experience

More feedback options

To provide comments or suggestions about the NT.GOV.AU website, complete our feedback form.

For all other feedback or enquiries, you must contact the relevant government agency.