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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.  

As the Fair Trading Act 2010 (WA) (the Act) allows for a code of practice to be made for an initial three-year period, the Fitness Code had an expiry date of 30 June 2024. The Act permits the removal of the expiry, if the Commissioner for Consumer Protection undertakes a review of the Fitness Code involving consulation before the expiry date. 


Consumer Protection has reviewed 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.

A total of three survey responses and one written submission were received. Based on the feedback from the consultation, it was determined that the Fitness Code is working as intended.

Next step

The Fitness Code has been amended to remove the expiry date and is now published.

The Fitness Code will continue to promote a fair market between fitness providers and consumer and to improve consumer understanding and choice. 


Enquiries about the Fitness Code can be made by calling Consumer Protection on 1300 30 40 54 or email.

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