Registration as a Controlled Sports Official - Australian Capital Territory


You may need this registration if you intend to be an official in an controlled sports event. A controlled sports event includes a combat sport or other high risk sport activity, such as a boxing contest.

The roles of an official include:

  • judge
  • manager
  • matchmaker
  • medical practitioner
  • promoter or promoter corporation
  • referee
  • second
  • timekeeper
  • trainer.

If you are a registered official (except for a promoter) from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia or West Australia, your registration will be recognised in the Australian Capital Territory. You do not need to complete a separate registration. If you are a promoter, you must complete this registration with the Australian Capital Territory.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Individuals may need to show:

  • evidence of relevant qualifications or experience
  • there have been no criminal convictions in the last five years
  • there have been no suspensions of a previously held controlled sports registration.

Corporations may need to show that each relevant person:

  • has not been convicted of a criminal offence in the last five years
  • has not had a previously held controlled sports registration suspended or or cancelled.

Additionally, corporations are required to provide a financial and directors' report for the previous financial year.

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

Act(s) name

Controlled Sports Act 2019 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Controlled Sports Regulations 2019 Australian Capital Territory

Additional information

Applications to act as a promoter corporation must be completed by a relevant person. A relevant person is somebody within your company who may take part in decisions for directors, managers or executives.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Economic Development

Sport and Recreation