Positive health and wellbeing is fundamentally important for the community. The Shire encourages participation in safe, supervised health and fitness activities that enhance physical and social wellbeing within the local community.
The use of our open space and foreshore areas by commercial health and fitness groups must be managed to:
If you operate commercial personal training or fitness activities on public land such as parks, you must have a Commercial Health & Fitness Permit.
If you are operating on Crown Land, a Tour Operator Licence is required through the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).
Once Council has received and assessed your application, if a Tour Operator Licence is required, Council will organise this on your behalf.
As fitness providers are currently exempt from paying additional usage fees with DEECA there is no additional charge for a Tour Operator Licence.
Applications from registered companies must be made by the Director of the company and an ASICS report must be provided confirming the company director.
Please visit https://www.forestsandreserves.vic.gov.au/tour-operators for further information regarding Tour Operators.
Ensure you have read the 2023_24-Commercial-Health-Fitness-Guidelines.pdf(PDF, 156KB) and have electronic copies of all relevant documentations.
An application fee is payable upon submission of this online form. Please have your credit card ready before proceeding.
Get in touch with the Community Sport Development team.