Personal Training and Group Fitness within public places has been expanding over the last few years.  This has led to the need for further structure and regulations by Councils, of all sizes, in order to provide guidance to private and commercial business operators.

The City of Stirling recognises that physical activity is a valuable component of a healthy and vibrant community.  The City is committed to providing spaces and places for people to participate in a range of activities that enhance physical health and well-being.

In view of this, the City has developed new Personal and Group Training Guidelines to assist Council in managing the increase in the number of personal and group trainers requesting access to Council's public open space and sporting grounds.

On this page, you will find all the information require to commence Personal and Group Training a City of Stirling public open space or sporting ground.


In order for you to be eligible for consideration for a Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Operator permit within the City of Stirling, you must have the following :

  1. Approved qualifications endorsed by Fitness Australia and/or VETAB providers such as TAFE, Universities and Nationally Recognised Training institutions/college;
  2. A current Senior First Aid Certificate;
  3. Proof of being a current registered professional with Fitness Australia or the relevant peak body; and
  4. Current Public Liability Insurance to a minimum of $10 million and Professional Indemnity Insurance for the life of the permit. 

Fees and charges

Permit types, sizes and allocations

The maximum number of persons per group is 25 people.  Additional permits may be available upon request.  There are 3 sizes of personal training groups.  These include :

Permit TypesGroup SizeNumber of Reserves per PermitMaximum Hours per Week
Small Groups1 - 4 participants118 hours
Medium Groups5 - 10 participants218 hours
Large Group11 - 25 participants318 hours

Personal trainers

Winter (1 April to 30 September)

Summer (1 October to 30 March )

12 Months

Small Group (1 - 4 participants)$225.00$425.00$550.00
Medium Group (5 - 10 participants)$550.00$750.00$1,100.00
Large Group (11 - 25 participants)$1,100.00$1,300.00$2,200.00

Boot camps and short fitness sessions

Small Group (1 - 4 participants)$5.00 per session
Medium Group (5 - 10 participants)$10.00 per session
Large Group (11 - 25 participants)$20.00 per session

How to make a booking

Step 1 : Read the Personal Training and Commercial Group Fitness Guidelines

Step 2 : Read the Personal Training Policy

Step 3 : Read the Frequently Asked Questions

Step 4 : Complete the Personal Training Booking Form

Step 5 : Submit the form to

What next? Your form will go the Recreation and Leisure Services Business Unit, an Officer from the Club Development Team will process your application and you will be advised of the outcome in writing within 5 working days.

Fitness Australia

Fitness Australia is the national health and fitness industry association working for a fitter, healthier Australia.  For more information about fitness services in public areas and outdoor training guidelines visit Fitness Australia at or

Read Recommendations for the Provision of Commercial Fitness Services in Public Areas

Read Fitness Australia's Position Statement

Read Fitness Australia's Outdoor Training Guidelines

To find a Registered Exercise Professional in your local area click here.