Permit to Hold a Combat Sport Contest - New South Wales


You will require 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 the Liquor Act 2007 or the Casino Control Act 1992
  • 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.

but does not include a contest, display or exhibition excluded from this definition by the regulations.

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.

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

To be eligible for a permit your application must:

  • be in the approved form
  • be accompanied by any other information required by the Authority
  • be submitted not less than 28 days before the date of the proposed combat sport contest
  • be accompanied by the required fee.

Please be aware that:

  • only individuals can apply for this permit
  • a permit will only be issued to registered promoters.

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


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Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Amateur permit fees will vary between $100 and $400.

Apply Application All

Professional permit fees will vary between $850 and $5000.

Act(s) name

Combat Sports Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Combat Sports Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Lodgement process


You can lodge your application on the online system or using the approved form.

Approval time

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

Additional information

There are a number of conditions of this permit relating to the event. Please see regulations 23 and 24 for more information.

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

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)