Permit to Hold a Combat Sport Contest - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to hold a combat sport contest. 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 (e.g. boxing, kick boxing and martial arts).

There are three types of permits:

  • professional permit
  • amateur permit
  • pro / am permit (involving both professional and amateur).

A permit may be issued for a single combat sport contest, or two or more combat sport contests, if the contests are held on the one occasion and at the same venue.

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.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a permit your application must:

  • be in the approved form
  • be accompanied by any other information required by the Authority
  • be submitted not less than 28 days before the date of the proposed combat sport contest
  • be accompanied by the required fee.

Please be aware that:

  • only individuals can apply for this permit
  • a permit will only be issued to registered promoters.

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



As designated.



Amateur permit fees will vary between $100 and $400.


Professional permit fees will vary between $850 and $5000.

Other resources



You can lodge your application on the online system or using the approved form.

Approval time

Applications must be lodged at least 28 days prior to the event.

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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