Inspections & Tests

Swimming Pools

The Shire of Dardanup, as a Building Permit Authority, inspects all swimming pools upon completion to ensure compliance with AS 1926 (Swimming Pool Safety) and in accordance with the Building Regulations 2012.

The Shire also conducts a mandatory re-inspection of all approved swimming pools on a reoccurring 4 year basis in accordance with legislation. The next 4 year inspections will be conducted within the 2015/16 financial year, then 2019/20 and every fourth year thereafter.

Occupancy permits

The owner of a newly completed Class 2 to 9 building is required to obtain an Occupancy Permit before the building is occupied.

Inspections and tests are required to be conducted during, and on completion of construction of all Class 2 to 9 buildings, in line with the Building Regulations 2012 and the conditions of the Building Permit.


It is not a legislated requirement for inspections to be conducted on other buildings or structures under construction, unless it is noted on the Permit conditions.

Conditions on the Permit may request the builder to notify the Permit Authority at different stages of construction.

The Permit Authority’s delegated officers have the authority to enter any property within the Shire for the purpose of inspecting any building related matters.