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


You may need this approval if you intend to engage in a trade or business 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 need this approval is if you are a fitness professional and intend to conduct outdoor fitness training on community land.

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


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (General) Regulations 2021 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.