Fitness Industry review
WA Fitness Industry Code of Practice review
Community and fitness industry feedback has recently been sought on the experience and operation of the Fair Trading (Fitness Industry Code of Practice) Regulations 2020 (WA) (Fitness Code).
The Fitness Code commenced on 1 July 2021 and replaced the Fair Trading (Fitness Industry Code of Practice) Regulations 2010 (WA). The objective of the Fitness Code is to promote a fair market between fitness providers and consumers and to improve consumer understanding and choice. The Fitness Code is intended to increase public confidence in fitness centres and other fitness suppliers by establishing mandatory standards of conduct across the industry.
The Fitness Code applies to all fitness suppliers in Western Australia and includes the owner of a gym, franchisee of a fitness centre, a person operating a business as a personal trainer or a fitness instructor.
Consumer Protection is now reviewing how the Fitness Code is working. Feedback was sought from anyone in the community who uses or sells fitness services via an online survey. The survey closed on Friday 5 January 2024.
Feedback from the consultation will be analysed to determine whether the current Fitness Code is working as intended and if any changes need to be made. Updates to the review will be provided here.
Enquiries can be made by email.
Downloads and resources
- The Fair Trading (Fitness Industry Code) Regulations 2020 (WA) published in 2020.
- Fitness Industry of Western Australia final report completed in July 2019 and released July 2020
- Fitness Industry Code of Practice Consultation Report September 2019