The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety – Consumer Protection Division (Consumer Protection) is conducting a review of the Fair Trading (Fitness Code of Practice) Regulations 2020 (Fitness Code) to determine whether the Fitness Code is working effectively. As part of this review, Consumer Protection is seeking to meet with key stakeholders in the fitness sector to discuss their experience with the Fitness Code.
PAA will be participating in stakeholder meetings scheduled for the coming weeks and your feedback is sought to inform our discussions. We would like to talk with anyone who would like to be more involved or can provide more personal context as a WA provider or client. Please contact Sharan at email@example.com or on 0483 838 292
About the Fitness Code of Practice Regulations 2020
The Fair Trading (Fitness Code of Practice) Regulations 2010 was originally introduced in 2010 and was last comprehensively reviewed in 2019. Subsequently, a new Fitness Code was introduced and commenced operation on 1 July 2021.
The Fitness Code prescribes requirements for the fitness industry to promote a fair market between fitness providers and consumer, and increase consumer confidence in the fitness centres and other fitness suppliers.
The review will assess stakeholders’ experiences with the Fitness Code and if it is working as intended. In particular, Consumer Protection is interested in knowing whether the Fitness Code helps:
- Ensures the fitness industry maintains appropriate standards of service;
- Encourages consumer confidence in the fitness industry;
- Supports and promotes the fitness industry; and
- Reflects the way the fitness industry is evolving.
Consumers and the fitness industry will also be invited to participate in the consultation by responding to an online survey. We will share the survey link with members and followers as soon as it is available.