Permit for Sports or Personal Training on Public Land or Council Facilities - City of Port Phillip - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to provide instruction or coaching for sporting, recreational or training activities at council sporting facilities. These facilities include swimming pools or council owned land.

Instruction or coaching may include, but is not limited to, the following activities:

  • swimming
  • team sports
  • personal training
  • physical fitness
  • martial arts
  • circuit training
  • any other similar activity.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, personal trainers must:

  • hold a current workplace level 2 first aid certificate
  • hold a current public liability insurance policy
  • hold a current professional indemnity insurance policy
  • be registered with Kinect Australia, Fitness Australia or another recognised peak body association.

Each location may have specific requirements and the activity that you are intending to conduct may have restrictions.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

There is a maximum number of fifteen participants per session and a maximum of eight space allocations per permit. You may display one sign per group or personal trainer.

You should not attach any equipment to trees or park property. You may not peg anything into the ground or place, drag or tumble heavy objects on lawns.

Amplifiers and sounds systems are not allowed. The sale of any products (clothing, food, drink, promotional items etcetera) is not permitted under the permit.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $331.00

Personal training for one to fifteen participants. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $150.00

Community sports ground casual use per day. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $222.00

Corporate sports ground casual use per day. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

For all other sports ground fees, please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Miscellaneous All $540.00

Refundable security deposit. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Administering agency

City of Port Phillip

Contact details

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