Rules for Combat Sport Contests - Western Australia


You may be required to comply with these rules if you are involved in the combat sport industry.

The rules outline the requirements for Industry participants (for example promoters, trainers and medical practitioners), contestants and combat sport venues. All combat sport contests must be held in accordance with these rules. General requirements include:

  • the contest area (for example, ring requirements)
  • dress codes
  • conduct of the contests
  • duties and responsibilities of industry participants and contestants
  • rules of the game.

Approved rules are subject to change and will vary depending on the type of sport (for example, kickboxing, muay thai, mixed martial arts and boxing).

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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Combat Sports Act 1987 WA

Regulation(s) name

Combat Sports Regulations 2004 WA

Administering agency

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Sport and Recreation

Contact details

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

Combat Sports Commission

Sport and Recreation

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Operating address: 246 Vincent Street
Leederville, Western Australia 6007
Mailing address: PO BOX 329
Leederville, Western Australia 6903
Phone: 08 9492 9700
Fax: 08 9492 9711