Make a commercial fitness booking
About commercial fitness in the City
Following a six month trial, on August 16, 2017 Council endorsed the Commercial Fitness Operators Policy.
The Commercial Fitness Operator Policy aims to support suitable commercial fitness activities, while ensuring balance with the rights of all community members to access public land.
Considerations for a commercial fitness booking
Maximum numbers of participants per session at parks and gardens is 20 and at some locations may be lower. Larger participant sessions will be considered on sporting grounds as per the commercial fitness training location guide. Bookings for Lake Weeroona, Rosalind Park. the Eaglehawk Precinct or the Bendigo Botanic Gardens must consider the approved zones for use.
There are 3 types of permits you can apply for:
- Annual permit - October to September (12 month period)
- Summer permit - October to March (6 month period) or
- Casual permit - per use (minimum 3 business days' notice is required)
The City does not provide undercover training areas in the event of inclement weather. This is the responsibility of the operator to cancel the session or seek an alternative indoor venue.
Receiving participant statistics as part of the booking process, also assists the City to better plan for, develop and enhance public and open spaces, recreation facilities and healthy promotion services.
If you are a commercial fitness operator and would like to know more details you can refer to:
- Commercial Fitness Operators Fact Sheet
- Commercial Fitness Operators Terms and Conditions of Occupancy
- Commercial Fitness Operator Fees and Charges Information
How to make a booking
If you would like to apply for a permit to operate fitness classes at a City managed sporting ground, park or garden for casual or regular use you can make a profile and submit your booking online.