Fitness Industry Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this code of practice if you intend to offer 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources Important
Comply All Fair Trading (Fitness Industry) Code of Practice 2009 - PDF (Opens in new window) Important

Administering agency

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.