New retail leases regulation now in effect

Regulation commenced on 1 January 2023

Fitness centres and small bars are now covered by the provisions of the Retail Leases Act 1994, which sets out the rights and responsibilities of lessors and lessees under a retail lease.

The regulation applies to gymnasiums and fitness centres, including yoga, barre, pilates and dance studios, as well as small bars with a maximum patron capacity of 120.

For more information please refer to the NSW Small Business Commissioner Fact Sheet