Fitness Industry Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code of practice if you intend supply a fitness service and are not the employee of a fitness centre.

Fitness services include:

  • Pre-exercise evaluations;
  • Individual fitness programs and fitness assessments;
  • Supervised fitness programs;
  • Group fitness programs; and
  • Providing fitness equipment at a fitness centre.

The purpose of this code is to ensure that appropriate standards of trading are maintained within the fitness industry to:

  • Promote consumer confidence;
  • To support and promote the industry;
  • To ensure the ethical and professional provision of services to consumers; and
  • To encourage the community to participate in regular physical fitness activities.

This code does not apply to registered medical practitioners, physiotherapists or competitive sports clubs.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Act(s) name

Fair Trading (Australian Consumer Law) Act 1992 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601


02 62073000




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