Commercial Health & Fitness Permit

  • Operate a health or fitness business and want to use Shire land, Crown Land or open space?
  • Want to apply for a permit to operate on Shire land /open space?

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:

  • balance industry needs,
  • support safe, physical wellbeing activities,
  • provide protection of natural assets and
  • maintain community access and amenity.

If you operate commercial personal training or fitness activities on public land such as parks, you must have a Commercial Health & Fitness Permit.

Key Information

  • Please read the MPS Commercial Health & Fitness Guidelines.(PDF, 584KB)
  • Applications will only be taken from trainers who hold all relevant qualifications.
  • Group sizes must not exceed 20 participants per session.
  • Permits are issued annually and are valid for up to 12 months from 1 July – 30 June each year.
  • Approved permit holders will receive an approval letter that must be carried with them during training sessions.
  • Minimising impact on local amenity and compliance with permit terms is required at all times.
  • Non-compliance with the Shire's Commercial Health & Fitness Guidelines may result in a cancellation of your permit.
  • All permit holders must adhere to COVID Safe directions from the State Government.
  • Permit Holders are responsible for COVID Safe Plans. The Shire has staff that can support you in preparing these plans. Learn more on our Keeping your business COVID Safe page.
  • Please allow a minimum of 10 working days for processing



  • The fee for the 2022/23 Commercial Health & Fitness Permit is $320.00 (incl. GST)
  • Permits will be valid from date of issue until 30 June 2023
  • Pro rata fees are not applicable
  • Payment is required on application and is non refundable once permit has been issued
  • If your application is unsuccessful, you will receive a full refund of the permit fee


What qualifications do I need to provide?

  • Certificate of currency/ insurance, for $20 million public liability.
  • National Fitness Industry Registration. Qualifications delivered by peak sporting bodies will be at the Shire's discretion.
  • Level 2 first aid certificate.
  • Current CPR certificate.
  • Working with Children Check if you work with participants under 18 years of age 



How to apply

Step 1.Step 1 - Gather your supporting documents

Ensure you have read the Commercial Health & Fitness Guidelines(PDF, 584KB) and have electronic copies of all relevant qualifications.

Step 2.Step 2 - Apply online

An application fee is payable upon submission of this online form. Please have your credit card ready before proceeding.

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