Personal training and group fitness classes

Personal training and group fitness classes

Safety notice

Fitness training groups of up to 10 people, including the trainer are permitted to train in the city's parks.

Stay 1.5m away from others at all times, practise good hygiene and don’t train if you have any symptoms.

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Voluntary code of conduct

We want to make it easy for everyone to stay healthy. That’s why our parks and fitness equipment are free for fitness trainers to use.

The City encourages fitness trainers to sign up to our outdoor fitness training code – it’s quick, easy and free.

The code provides guidance for groups wishing to use the City’s parks for outdoor fitness training. Signing up to the code shows you train responsibly and respect the park and its community. It can also benefit your business, keeping you informed about park events and works that may affect your training.

To sign up, simply lodge a completed registration application form in person at any of our customer service centres. Commercial trainers should bring their current public liability and professional indemnity insurance certificates of currency. Staff will process your application and issue your fitness trainer ID card while you wait.

More on local parks

The City of Sydney does not impose fees on trainers who conduct fitness or wellness classes in our parks and reserves. However, we do recommend trainers contact us on 02 9265 9333 before you start conducting classes.

Some parks and open spaces in our local area are owned and managed by other agencies, where fees and permits may be required. These include the Royal Botanic Garden and The Domain.

The table below details other organisations and their areas of authority in some parts of our local area.

Other authorities

Australian Technology Park
  • Oval
  • Sports court
  • Open spaces (within Australian Technology Park boundaries)
Centennial Parklands
  • Centennial Park
  • Moore Park
Department of Planning and Infrastructure
  • Cadi Park, Pyrmont
  • Gatehouse Park, Refinery Park, Pyrmont
  • The Knoll, Pyrmont
Housing NSW
  • Forbes Street (open space)
  • Poets Corner
  • Tom Uren Square
  • Waterloo Green
Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust
  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • The Domain
Property NSW
  • Ballaarat Park
  • Barney and Bligh Reserve
  • Cadman's Cottage
  • Darling Harbour
  • Darling Walk
  • Dawes Point Park
  • First Fleet Park, Circular Quay
  • The Goods Line
  • Metcalfe Park
  • Pyrmont Bay Park
  • Tumbalong Park
  • Waterfront Park
 The University of Sydney
  • Ovals
  • Sports fields
  • Open space within Camperdown campus
  • Cadigal Park

Last updated: Friday, 15 May 2020