Personal training

To achieve the vision for an active, healthy city, Brisbane City Council supports a range of activities in parks including personal trainers and group fitness classes.

Council regulates these commercial activities to ensure public health and safety.

The personal safety of Brisbane residents and visitors is our top priority. Due to coronavirus, some of our events, facilities, services and venues have been impacted.

Bootcamps are now reduced to two people, excluding family members. Council’s park barbecues, basketball and netball facilities, BMX tracks, dog off-leash areas (fenced dog parks), exercise equipment (outdoor gyms), multi-use games arenas, playgrounds, rebound walls, skate parks, table tennis facilities, and tennis courts are temporarily closed until further notice. 

When you need consent

Personal trainers and other commercial outdoor fitness training operators in Council parkland require consent to conduct their activities. You cannot start commercial outdoor fitness training sessions in a park until you have consent and have paid any relevant fee.

Free consent for three months

All personal trainers and commercial fitness operators must apply for consent when operating in a Council parkland. 

Free three-month consents are available for small group fitness activities. Activities must follow Queensland Health and Australian Government guidelines for social distancing. Council is not accepting monthly and annual applications at this time. This is to help protect residents and visitors from coronavirus.

How to apply

  1. Prepare the attachments required for your online application as Word, PDF or JPG files. Required attachments include:
    • aerial photo/s marked up to indicate the proposed area within the park to be used. Council’s interactive mapping or other online mapping tools can be used to make the plan, or mark-ups on the aerial photo can be hand-drawn.
    • Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance for a minimum of $20,000,000
  2. Complete the Commercial Activity in a Park Application and upload your supporting documents.

Your application will be processed within two working days. This is to help support small businesses and protect jobs from the impact of coronavirus in Brisbane.

More information

For further information phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).

Last updated:7 April 2020