Commercial Training, Well-Being and Fitness Group Activities

A person must not, while present in a Recreation Centre or on a Public Reserve and Recreation Ground, undertake or organise activities for commercial gain, including commercial tour operations, and commercial providers of recreational activities (personal trainers use of facility) without a permit and payment of the prescribed fee. (Division 28, Section 143, 1H of Latrobe City Council Local Law No 2 – Community Amenity)

Health and fitness providers may request to use Latrobe City Council owned or managed sporting fields, parks and reserves for health, fitness and training services including, but not limited to:

  • Personal training: personalised health, fitness and exercise instruction for individuals. 
    This includes:
    • Gym sessions (with or without hand weights, fit ball, skipping ropes etc)
    • Boxing and pad training
    • Organised aerobic activity, walking/running group/s
    • Circuit training
    • A combination of any of the above
  • Group class: supervised health, fitness and exercise classes
  • Boot camps
  • Gentle exercise activities including: relaxation, meditative, balance and strength activities such as yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi.


Personal training and group fitness classes can be requested at the following reserves:

  • Traralgon: Agnes Brereton Park, Bradman Boulevard Oval, Harold Preston Park, Kay Street Gardens
  • Morwell: Keegan Street Reserve, Morwell Town Common, Maryvale Reserve
  • Moe: Apex Park, Botanical Gardens, W H Burrage Reserve


The number of participants is dependent on the site. The maximum number of participants per group per session is 20.

The number of sessions will be assessed on a case by case basis due to the varying needs of each open space facility.

Operating hours must be between 6am and 8:30pm but will be assessed subject to the requested site.

To check if any planning approvals are required, please phone the planning department on 1300 367 700

To apply

  1. Complete the application form, four weeks prior to the requested start date
    • Non-profit providers must provide:
      • A copy of current Provide First Aid (Level 2) certificate
      • Site plan highlighting areas of intended use
      • Completed risk assessment
    • Commercial health and fitness providers (including gentle exercise activities) must provide:
      • A copy of business certificate of currency
      • A copy of current public liability insurance (minimum $10m)
      • Your registration with Physical Activity Australia, Fitness Australia or another recognised peak body association
      • A copy of relevant qualifications
      • A current first aid and CPR certificate
      • Risk assessment
      • Site plan highlighting areas of intended use
  2. Applicants will be advised within ten working days

Permits will be issued each financial year and will expire on 30 June.  No activity is to be conducted in the following financial year without a valid permit.

The permit will specify approved:

  • activities
  • days and times
  • maximum group size
  • number of sessions and session times

Audits will take place and if the condition of the grass surfaces deteriorates, the permit will be reviewed and hirer will be notified of any changes to their booking. 

Find out more

Phone Sue Bonacci, Recreation Support Officer, on 5128 5482 or email for further information.