Registration of Combat Sports Industry Participants and Promoters - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to carry out an activity as a combat sport industry participant or promoter. 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.

A promoter is a person who has control of the promotion of a combat sport contest. An industry participant includes the following:

  • Matchmaker: act on behalf of a promoter to arrange combat sport contests.
  • Trainer: supervise the training or instruction of a combatant or provide advice or assistance to a combatant during a contest.
  • Manager: represent the interests of a combatant and includes directing or controlling the combat sport activities of a combatant.
  • Second: assist a combatant and trainer in the preparation of combatants.
  • Judge: determine the points scored by each combatant in a contest.
  • Referee: enforce the rules relating to a combat sport during a contest.
  • Timekeeper: regulate the number and length of rounds, and the interval between rounds during a contest.

You will need to apply to be registered as an industry participant for the registration class applicable to your activity.

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

Registration requirements will vary according to the registration type.

Your application must:

  • Be in the approved form;
  • Be accompanied by the application fee;
  • Specify the class or classes for which registration is sought; and
  • Be accompanied by any other information required by the Authority.

If you are applying for registration as a manager, matchmaker or promoter you must be at least 18 years of age.

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


3 years.


ApplyApplicationIf you are applying for more than one role, you are required to pay the highest application fee applicable.

Promoter, manager, and / or matchmaker.


Trainer and / or second.


Judge, referee and / or timekeeper.

Other resources



Applications for registration should be made online via the online registration and administration system. In order to register you must have a valid email address that you have access to, as all communication relating to your application will be sent via email.

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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