Personal Training and Learn to Surf Licencing

Personal Training in the Newcastle Local Government Area

To achieve the vision for a vibrant and activated public place and a caring and inclusive community, we support a range of activities across Newcastle's parks, sportsground and beaches.  This includes personal training, group fitness and boot camp classes. City of Newcastle regulates these activities by issuing a license permitting this use.

When you need consent

If you are a personal trainer / commercial outdoor fitness trainer (trainers) in the Newcastle LGA and you would like to conduct sessions for group fitness or personal training in the Newcastle LGA, you will require consent to conduct your activities.  We manage the licensing of these activities through Personal Training Licence Agreements.  Agreements are allocated on a quarterly basis.

Permissible use

Trainers must ensure activities are conducted in approved areas.  The suitable areas for licensing of personal training, group fitness and boot camp classes are managed in consideration of high activity areas and/or areas of cultural, environmental or natural significance.

Stand Up Paddle / Learn to Surf Licensing - Beaches

The City of Newcastle recognises the important role that access to foreshore public open space plays in enhancing the health and lifestyle of our community.  The City of Newcastle acknowledges that there is demand for commercial surf school activities to improve surf related knowledge and skills to visitors and residents.

When you need consent

If you are a commerical Stand Up Paddle / Learn to Surf instructor and you would like to conduct sessions for Stand Up Paddle / Learn to Surf sessions the Newcastle LGA, you will require consent to conduct your activities.  We manage the licensing of these activities through ad applications for Stand Up Paddle / Learn to Surf Agreements.  Agreements are allocated on a annual basis. 

How to apply and fees and charges

Trainers can apply for a Personal Trainers Licence and Stand Up Paddle / Learn to Surf Licene when operating on Newcastle's parks, sportsground and beaches.  For further information on the process, including applications, please contact our Parks and Recreation team on (02) 4974 2000 or mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au