Registration as a Combatant - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to engage in a combat sport contest as a combatant. Combat sport means any sport, material art or activity where the primary objective of each contestant is to strike, kick, hit, throw or punch one or more of the other contestants.

For each style of combat sport you can register as either:

  • professional
  • amateur.

The different styles of combat sport are grouped into the following classes:

  • boxing (e.g. fist fighting)
  • kick boxing (e.g. Thai boxing / Muay Thai)
  • mixed martial arts
  • martial arts (any other form of martial arts that are not exempt, as specified in the relevant legislation).

Please be aware that you may apply to be an amateur in one registration class and a professional in another registration class. You may not be registered as an amateur and a professional within the same class.

The Authority recommends that you register for all the classes you think you may compete in over the three year registration period. If you intend to add a new class to your registration after it has been finalised, you will need to re-register and pay the registration fees again.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


If you are an amateur combatant, not a resident of New South Wales and registered or licensed with an approved sporting organisation or regulatory body, you may be exempt from this registration.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration your application must:

  • Be in the approved form;
  • Specify the class or classes for which registration is sought;
  • Be accompanied by a certificate of fitness provided by a medical practitioner not more than 28 days before the date on which the application is made;
  • Be accompanied by a current serological clearance; and
  • Be accompanied by any other information required by the Authority.

To be eligible you must also meet the age restriction conditions and pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


3 years.



Amateur combatant.


Professional combatant.

Other resources

Administering agency

Combat Sports Authority

Act(s) name

Combat Sports Act 2013 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Combat Sports Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Combat Sports Authority

Operating address:
Level 3
6 Figtree Drive
Sydney Olympic Park
New South Wales 2127
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 1422
New South Wales 2128


02 8754 7926


13 13 02


02 8754 7922

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