Permit for Sports or Personal Training on Public Land or Council Facilities - City of Yarra - 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 to the value of $10 million
  • 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.

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

There are three categories:

Category A - up to six participants.

Category B - up to fifteen participants.

Category C - up to twenty participants.

There are a maximum number of participants allowable per category. Fitness training is allowed between 6.00am and 8.00pm daily, although some parks have restrictions on hours. You must nominate the parks you wish to train in as your fees will be determined on the number of sessions for each park.

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.


As specified on the permit.


31 July each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Depending on the sports ground you are using, fees vary from $172.90 to $340.60, you will also be required to pay a bond. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $282.95

Victoria Park per hour. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Licence All $310.20

Fitness trainers. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Miscellaneous All -

The bond you will be required to pay will depend on where you are wanting to conduct your activity and the impact your activity will have on the area. Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Personal Training Parks Map - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Comply All Personal Training Permit Policy (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 2016

Approval time

Please allow fourteen days prior to commencing for approval.

Administering agency

City of Yarra

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:

Recreation and Open Space

City of Yarra

Operating address: 333 Bridge Road
Richmond, Victoria 3121
Mailing address: PO BOX 168
Richmond, Victoria 3121
Phone: 03 9205 5555
Fax: 03 8417 6666
Website: City of Yarra (Opens in new window)