Permit to Hold a Combat Sport Contest - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you intend to hold a combat sport contest. 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 (e.g. boxing, kick boxing and martial arts).

A combat sport contest is a contest, display or exhibition of combat sport:

  • to which the public are admitted on payment of a fee
  • arranged or held on a for-profit basis
  • that is held on premises licensed under liquor or casino legislation
  • where at least one of the combatants is competing for a monetary prize or other valuable reward
  • that is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition.

There are three types of permits:

  • professional permit
  • amateur permit
  • pro / am permit (involving both professional and amateur).

A permit may be issued for a single combat sport contest, or two or more combat sport contests, if the contests are held on the one occasion and at the same venue.

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 a permit, you must:

  • apply for this permit as an individual
  • be a registered promoter.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Professional contest with:

  • up to 500 tickets to be sold - $850.00
  • 501 to 2000 tickets to be sold - $2000.00
  • more than 2000 tickets to be sold - $5000.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All

Amateur contest with:

  • less than 50 tickets to be sold - $100.00
  • 51 to 200 tickets to be sold - $250.00
  • more than 200 tickets to be sold - $400.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Combat Sports Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Combat Sports Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Approval time

Applications must be lodged at least 28 days prior to the event.

Administering agency

Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

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.