Two months free Fitness Activity Permits

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In response to recent COVID-19 restrictions on fitness activities and gym capacity, the City of Adelaide is encouraging and facilitating increased activation of the City Squares and Park Lands.

As part of the City of Adelaide Reignite Adelaide support package, if you are a personal trainer, fitness instructor or gym operator wishing to use the Adelaide Park Lands or City Squares to provide fitness services, activities and/or instruction to people, a City of Adelaide Fitness Activity Permit is being offered free of charge from 1 September to 31 October 2021.

If you are a current Fitness Activity Permit holder, please contact the Active City inbox to see how we can help you until 31 October 2021.

How do I apply?

You simply need to complete our online application form to provide us with your details.

Once you receive an email confirming receipt of your details you are able to commence your fitness activity in the Park Lands and City Squares.

Fitness activity permit conditions

To be eligible for this offer you will need to:

  1. be a qualified Exercise Professional registered with Fitness Australia or another nationally recognised peak body
  2. hold current Public Liability Insurance to the value of $20 million
  3. hold current Professional Indemnity insurance to the value of $5 million
  4. comply with all current COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, and
  5. comply with the relevant terms and conditions outlined in the Use of the Adelaide Park Lands by fitness groups and personal trainer operating guidelines.

Approved locations

Only designated locations maintained and managed by City of Adelaide are available for personal training and fitness activities. You'll find them marked on the fitness activity locations map

Sporting facilities that are licensed to other organisations (e.g. university, schools and sporting clubs) are not included in the approved locations.

Please note the following areas/facilities are not permitted for use at any time:

  • picnic sheds and benches
  • exclusive use of public outdoor fitness equipment in parks and reserves
  • areas within 10 metres of memorials
  • areas within 10 metres of any playground or item of play equipment
  • areas within 10 metres of any public change room, toilet or kiosk
  • areas within 50 metres of any neighbouring residential property
  • training on stairways and pathways (these can be travelled upon but are not to be used for either static or repeated training routines)
  • BMX track (within Kurangga (Park 20)
  • bridle Path (within Park 6/Nantu Wama)
  • school or university grounds such as Adelaide High School
  • court facilities
  • car parks
  • Adelaide Oval licenced area (Park 26 - bounded by War Memorial Drive, Morphett Street, Pennington Terrace and King William Road)
  • the Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi Heritage Grandstand.

        Approved times

        Use of the Park Lands and City Squares are limited to the specific times:

        Day light savings period: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
        Non day light savings period: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

        Some locations also have specific conditions, such as Rymill Park and Rundle Park, which only available from May to October (outside of event season). The proposed location and activity of each application will be individually considered for suitability prior to approval.

        The following activities may be conducted by accredited permit holders in the Adelaide Park Lands and City Squares:

        • gym sessions (with or without free weights, medicine balls, jump and balance activities);
        • aerobic activities – sprints, obstacles, speed and agility courses
        • yoga, tai chi, pilates and any mat activity
        • circuit training
        • boxing with pads
        • a combination of any of the above
        • any other associated activities approved by Council.

        The following activities are not permitted at any time:

        • activities within playgrounds and on picnic benches
        • martial arts (unless covered by separate insurance)
        • the use of logs
        • the use of resistance machinery and heavy weights such as bench/leg presses.

        Ready to apply?

        Need more information?

        If you have any questions about the fitness activity permit, please contact our Active City team, Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:

        8203 7203