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Current Alert - Register Issues

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SixMaps is experiencing an error, this has a flow on effect to the swimming pool address search not returning results














ALERT: Address not Found on Register?



Address not Found on Register?


The Pool Register relies on data from the NSW Spatial Services Address database. Please see the links below:


Please be aware that as local councils are responsible for property numbers, street names/types and suburb names under various legislation, your council may provide the address updates which feed into the SixMaps addresses.

If you are unable to find your address on SixMaps, it will also be unavailable on the Pool Register

 You can contact Spatial Services for assistance to update your address via:

Non-Approved Road Types


The NSW Addressing User Manual 6.10 (page 107) ROAD TYPES is a listing of the 52 road types (identifiers) that will return results when you enter the “street name” in the search field


There are however over 100 non-approved types (identifiers).

 Examples include:

 Beginning with “The”

 Containing “of”


 The address search function struggles to recognise these abnormalities.

The workaround for these is to include the non approved type “identifier” with the “street name” in the search field (usually a no-no!)

 For example instead of 'Wrexham' you would need to type 'Wrexham circlet'

Community Title Pools 





    • Spatial Services data is based on "land rates" property as defined by the Valuer General. Community title land does not fit that “rateable” definition.


    • This means that the Swimming Pool Register, which utilizes Spatial Services data, may not be able to be used to record the registration and compliance status of common area community title pools as the address may not be available.


    • Some Multiple dwelling residences return an address result with “Common Property” which can be used to record a common area pool.


    • The relevant council are required to keep a local register and council inspectors are still required to inspect these pools for compliance as part of their mandatory inspection program at least once every 3 years as legislated under the NSW Swimming Pools Act & Regulation.


    • Certifiers are still required to keep their own records outside the register, and are required to notify councils of the result of their compliance inspections.  This provides the current alternative means for monitoring the compliance status of community title pools.


    • The requirement to issue a certificate of non-compliance doesn’t apply where the pool is situated on common property of a property that strata title subdivided or community titled subdivided where the relevant strata or community scheme comprises more than 2 lots.










    • In practice if a private certifier is asked to inspect a pool on common property in a strata scheme or community scheme with more than 2 lots and the pool is not compliant, the private certifier would only issue a notice under section 22E of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and will not also issue a certificate of non-compliance.


    • If the pool is not considered a significant risk to public safety and is not made compliant within the 6 week period the certifier will forward notice to the council and the council will then take appropriate action.


    • If the pool is a significant risk to public safety the certifier will immediately notify council and the council will take appropriate action.  









    • Swimming Pools Act 1992 Clause 21 (6) removes pools on common property of strata schemes or community schemes with more than 2 lots from the requirements of clause 22 Special provisions relating to acquired premises, of the SPR.         


    • This is because swimming pools on such premises are subject to owner-requested inspections as well as programmed inspections by local councils under section 22B of the Swimming Pools Act 1992. The program must make provision for the inspection, at least once every 3 years, of any swimming pool situated on premises on which there is tourist and visitor accommodation or more than 2 dwellings.


    • It is also for this reason that the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017 Schedule 1, 15, excludes pool-related certificates from being attached to contracts for a lot in a strata or community scheme that comprises more than 2 lots.




























Contents of warning notices (Pool Construction)

Part 3, Clause 10 of the Swimming Pools Regulation 2018 is now in effect. 

Contents of warning notices


(3)  The occupier of any premises in or on which a swimming pool (not including a spa pool) is being constructed must ensure that a sign is erected and maintained that:

(a)  bears a notice containing the words “This swimming pool is not to be occupied or used”, and

(b)  is located in a prominent position in the immediate vicinity of that swimming pool, and

(c)  continues to be erected and maintained until a relevant occupation certificate or a certificate of compliance has been issued for that swimming pool.

Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.


 The signage requirements in subclause (3) are in addition to any signage that may be required under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 or any other Act.

(4)  Subclause (3) does not have effect before 1 March 2019.