Registration or Notification of a Controlled Sports Event - Australian Capital Territory


If you intend to conduct a controlled sports event, you must apply for registration or notification depending on the type of event. Controlled sport includes combat sports and other high risk sport activities, such as a boxing contest.

An event is registrable if:

  • it is held for a commercial purpose
  • the contestants compete for money or another valuable reward
  • it is held in a casino
  • it is part of a bookmaking event.

If your event does not meet any of these criteria but is open to the public to attend, you must apply to notify it as a non-registrable event.

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 this registration or notification, you must:

  • be a registered promoter
  • register all controlled sports officials
  • register all controlled sports contestants who will take part in the event
  • hold and provide evidence of an appropriate insurance policy.


Valid for the duration of each contest


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Registrable event application:

  • up to 500 tickets to be sold: $850
  • between 501 and 2000 tickets to be sold: $2000
  • more than 2000 tickets to be sold: $5000.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All

Non-registrable event: no fees apply.

Act(s) name

Controlled Sports Act 2019 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Controlled Sports Regulations 2019 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Economic Development

Sport and Recreation

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.