Approval to Engage in a Trade or Business on Community Land - City of Parramatta Council - New South Wales


You may require this approval if you intend to engage in a trade or business that will be based on community land. For example, activities in a park, street or beach. A trade or business is any profession, trade or employment which includes the hiring or selling of goods, services, wares or merchandise.

An example of when you may require this approval is if you are a fitness professional and intend to conduct outdoor fitness training on community land.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Trainers seeking approval for the use of public open space in the Parramatta Local Government area to provide organised group fitness and personal training activities must meet the essential criteria specified to be eligible for a permit.

  • Certification in having completed accredited courses specific to the type of activity to be instructed which are endorsed by Fitness Australia and/or VETAB providers such as TAFE and Universities
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate with CPR component
  • Current Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) approved Public Liability Insurance for a minimum of $10 million with Parramatta City Council nominated on the policy as an interested party
  • Registration as a professional with Fitness Australia
  • Sign in sheet
  • Pre-exercise form
  • Risk assessment plan (an example can be viewed on Fitness Australia's website).


Winter season permit - March to September.

Summer season permit - September to March.


Permits are valid for 26 weeks and you will need to renew your permit at the end of each season.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Approval to Engage in a Trade or Business - Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for a copy of this document.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 New South Wales

Administering agency

City of Parramatta Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

City of Parramatta Council

Operating address: 126 Church Strand
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: PO BOX 32
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 02 9806 5050
Phone: 1300 617 058
Website: City of Parramatta Council (Opens in new window)