Permit for Sports or Personal Training on Public Land or Council Facilities - Moonee Valley City Council - 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 are three categories:

Category A: Regular Commercial User. Trainers providing three or more sessions per week;
Category B: Regular Commerical User. Trainers providing less than three sessions per week; and
Category C: Casual Commercial User. Trainers providing training sessions on a once off basis.

Business permits will allow a business to have multiple trainers taking group fitness sessions provided they comply with the permit conditions. If you wish to conduct training for more than six hours per day with multiple trainers, additional permits will be required.

Each permit gives an entitlement of six hours training per day over the three venues nominated on the application form. Businesses will be required to submit documentation for each trainer that will be conducting sessions. Trainers are limited to six hours of training (excluding casual permit holders) per day over the three venues nominated on the application.

Two trainers maximum will be allowed to train in any one park over the same time period. Training is permitted between 6.00am and 8.00pm throughout the week. Boot camps are permitted at pre-determined sites throughout the council; groups that exceed the maximum of fifteen will be allocated to specific sites and this needs to be agreed upon between the approving council representative and the trainer.

Signs are permitted providing the trainer has received approval for an advertising permit from the local laws department. 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.


Category A: seasonal or annual. Categories B or C: seasonal (Summer: 1 October to 31 March; Winter: 1 April to 30 September).


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $76.00

Personal training park hire business permit. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $915.00

Personal training park hire category A (six months). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $1605.00

Personal training park hire category A (twelve months). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $398.00

Personal training park hire category B. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $21.00

Personal training park hire category C, per session. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Local law(s) name

Activities and General Amenities Local Law 2018

Approval time

Please allow five weeks prior to commencement for approval.

Administering agency

Moonee Valley City Council

Contact details

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