Licence to Act as a Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Referee - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to act as a referee at professional boxing or other combat sport contests such as kickboxing.

This requirement for all combat sport referees to be approved is part of the industry's objectives to:

  • regulate professional boxing and combat sports activities
  • reduce the risk of malpractice and corruption
  • promote safety for all industry participants

The sports covered include:

  • boxing, meaning fist fighting
  • combat sports, meaning kickboxing or any sport or activity (other than boxing) in which each contestant in a contest or exhibition of that sport or activity is required to strike, kick, hit, grapple with, throw or punch the other contestant

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 this licence you must:

  • be eighteen years of age and a fit and proper person
  • have adequate eyesight (whether natural or with the aid of glasses or contact lenses) for the purposes of this licence
  • apply using the prescribed form, describing the nature and extent of your experience
  • pay the prescribed fees

Please consult the responsible agency for more information.


Three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Act 1985 VIC

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application and associated documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Sport and Recreation Victoria

Contact details

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

Sport and Recreation Victoria

Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: 03 9096 9833