Personal Training Permit

COVID-19 short term personal training permits

Following the temporary closure of leisure and recreation facilities, Council have introduced short term 3 month personal training (PT) permits to assist local operators continue service delivery. 

Category A permits are available (groups up to 6 people) at the locations outlined on page 3 of Yarra’s Personal Training Policy. The number of Category A permits issued will be determined on a case by case basis, depending on the size of the organisation and demand across the sector. Council aim to accommodate as many businesses as possible, whilst managing capacity of grounds and impact on local amenity.  

This approach is based on the current level of emergency and restrictions, but this is subject to change and the change is at Council’s discretion, not reliant on any change by State or Federal Government.

Key components of the temporary personal training permits are:

  1. Short-term (3 month) pro-rata PT permits ($77.55)
  2. Only Category A permits will be issued (up to 6 participants), noting Government and Fitness Australia restrictions on number of participants must be followed at all times
  3. Approved PT’s will receive a signed letter from Council and not the standard blue permit
  4. Minimising impact on local amenity and compliance with permit terms is paramount at all times
  5. Temporary PT permits may be cancelled at Council’s discretion

Also note the following terms and conditions (in addition to those within the Policy):

  1. Physical distancing measures are consistently applied, for PT activities Council recommends 2m (above mandated 1.5m)
  2. Strictly no team or paired activities
  3. Client consent has been obtained and participants are informed of the risks/benefits (as per usual consent processes)
  4. Risk management policy and procedures are up to date, accommodating changes to service environments and/or or risk profile
  5. Amplified sound permits are obtained via if required (small Bluetooth speakers are allowed in Yarra as background music)
  6. Any equipment is thoroughly disinfected before and after each session and between individual use
  7. No equipment is shared
  8. Participants bring their own towels
  9. Insurance coverage includes off-site activities
  10. If sports club training/games is in session, use of the sports ground is not permitted 


Why do I need a personal training permit?

If you operate a personal training or commercial fitness group on public land such as parks, you must have a licence.

Ensure you have read the Personal Training Policy before you submit your application.

What qualifications do I need to provide?

  • Certificate of Currency/Insurance with $20 million in public liability and $10 million professional indemnity
  • National Fitness Industry Registration
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Current CPR Certificate

How much does a personal training permit cost?

The fee for 2019-2020 is $310.20, which covers the period from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020.

There is no pro rata system for permit fees.