Public aquatic facilities are regulated under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019. The regulations outline registration requirements, general duties of aquatic facility operators, the minimum water quality requirements for aquatic facilities, response procedures for non-compliant water quality, requirements for aquatic facilities suspected or implicated as a source of infection and record-keeping.
On 14 December 2019, the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 replaced the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.
The requirement to register Category 1 aquatic facilities with Local Government started on the 14 December 2020.
Category 2 aquatic facilities are not required to be registered with Local Government but, the aquatic facility operator has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the standards and requirements are complied with.
Please note that all public aquatic facilities must have a Water Quality Risk Management Plan, which will be requested to accompany the registration application. For more information on how to develop a plan for your facility, visit the Victorian Government's page on Developing a water quality risk management plan for public aquatic facilities