Approval of an Amateur Combat Sport Body - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to become an approved amateur body (AAB). An AAB is a body corporate or other body recommended by the Authority for a specified style or styles of combat sport. An AAB is recognised only for amateur combat sport contests and are required to undertake specific duties at permitted contests.

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.

Functions of an AAB include:

  • to appoint and oversee the performance of referees, judges and timekeepers officiating at a contest
  • to support the combat sport inspector to ensure that the contest is conducted in accordance with the legislation and rules
  • to implement risk management policies and procedures in relation to the contest.

Please be aware that your approval may be subject to conditions.

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

You will be required to submit a range of documents, including evidence of:

  • affiliation with a recognised national or international sporting organisation including adoption of its amateur sport rules
  • a distinct set of amateur rules for each discipline / style of combat sport under which all amateur contests will be conducted
  • education, training and accreditation processes for officials used at amateur contests
  • key elements of good governance including constitution, board structure, appropriate risk management policies and ability to communicate with members / stakeholders.

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



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Approval of an Amateur Combat Sport Body - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

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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