Registration of Combat Sports Industry Participants and Promoters - New South Wales


You will need this registration if you intend to carry out an activity as a combat sport industry participant or promoter. 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.

A promoter is a person who has control of the promotion of a combat sport contest. An industry participant includes the following:

  • Matchmaker: act on behalf of a promoter to arrange combat sport contests.
  • Trainer: supervise the training or instruction of a combatant or provide advice or assistance to a combatant during a contest.
  • Manager: represent the interests of a combatant and includes directing or controlling the combat sport activities of a combatant.
  • Second: assist a combatant and trainer in the preparation of combatants.
  • Judge: determine the points scored by each combatant in a contest.
  • Referee: enforce the rules relating to a combat sport during a contest.
  • Timekeeper: regulate the number and length of rounds, and the interval between rounds during a contest.

You will need to apply to be registered as an industry participant for the registration class applicable to your activity.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Registration requirements will vary according to the registration type. Your application must:

  • be in the approved form
  • be accompanied by the application fee
  • specify the class or classes for which registration is sought
  • be accompanied by any other information required by the Authority.

If you are applying for registration as a manager, matchmaker or promoter you must be at least 18 years of age.


3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $480.00

Promoter, manager or matchmaker. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $100.00

Judge, referee, timekeeper, trainer or second. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Combat Sports Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Combat Sports Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Application process


Promoters must provide the authority with the following at least 5 days before the sport contest:

  • the rules that will apply
  • an evacuation process for combatants.

A promoter must also ensure there is a briefing with the combat sport inspector.

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.