Approval of an Amateur Combat Sport Body - New South Wales


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.

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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Act(s) name

Combat Sports Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Combat Sports Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Office of Sport

Combat Sports Authority

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Combat Sports Authority

Office of Sport

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

New South Wales
Operating address: Level 3
6B Figtree Drive
Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales 2127
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 1422
Silverwater, New South Wales 2128
Phone: 13 13 02
Website: Combat Sports Authority (Opens in new window)