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Conditions of permit

All permits are issued subject to conditions. It is the Promoter’s responsibility to ensure that all aspects of the event comply with the conditions of permit.

Standard conditions for all permits are as follows:

  1. the promoter of the combat sport contest must finalise the names of combatants and lodge the fight card with the Authority not less than 5 days before the date of the combat sport contest, or within any shorter period that the Authority may approve,
  2. the promoter of the combat sport contest must ensure that only combatants that are included in the fight card, and approved by the Authority, engage in the combat sport contest,
  3. the promoter of the combat sport contest must advise the Authority if the combat sport contest is not to be held, as soon as this information becomes available to the promoter,
  4. the promoter of the combat sport contest must appoint the attending medical practitioner for the combat sport contest, and provide the name of the practitioner to the Authority, 5 days before the combat sport contest, or within any shorter period that the Authority may approve,
  5. the promoter of the combat sport contest must ensure that the combat sport contest is covered by the insurance policies determined by the Authority and is held in accordance with the requirements of the insurance policies that cover the contest,
  6. the promoter of the combat sport contest must ensure that each combatant at the combat sport contest complies with any requirements of this Regulation or the rules regarding the wearing of protective clothing or equipment,
  7. the promoter of the combat sport contest must ensure that the contest area, including the ring or cage, complies with any requirements of this Regulation or the rules,
  8. the promoter of the combat sport contest must ensure that any announcements required by the Authority are made at the combat sport contest,
  9. the promoter of the combat sport contest must supply clean, serviceable and appropriate weight gloves (if any) required in accordance with the rules for each contestant on the fight card at the combat sport contest,
  10. the promoter of the combat sport contest must provide the weigh-in-scales, a bed or plinth in each dressing room for use by the medical practitioner and the hammer and bell for use by timekeepers at the combat sport contest,
  11. the promoter of the combat sport contest must communicate to persons associated with the combat sport contest their responsibility to comply with the Act, this Regulation and the rules,
  12. the promoter of the combat sport contest must ensure that the contest does not commence, or continue, unless a referee is present in the ring, cage or mat area in which the contest is to occur,
  13. the promoter of the combat sport contest must ensure that the first contest does not commence, or continue, unless a combat sport inspector is present,
  14. the promoter of the combat sport contest must not be listed as a combatant on the fight card for the show that he or she promotes,
  15. the promoter of the combat sport contest must not act as a judge, referee or timekeeper at the show that he or she promotes.

Additional conditions of permit for amateur combat sport contests:

  1. the promoter of the amateur combat sport contest must not represent any approved amateur body that approved the holding of the contest,
  2. the promoter of the amateur combat sport contest must ensure that combatants engaged in the contest will not compete for a monetary prize, or other material gain or reward (other than a trophy),
  3. the promoter of the amateur combat sport contest must ensure that all promotional material for the contest clearly states that the contest is an amateur combat sport contest and does not use images that are inconsistent with the rules of amateur combat sport contests.

The Combat Sports Authority may impose additional conditions of permit at any time.