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Conditions of permit

Conditions imposed on all permits (Clause 23 Combat Sports Regulation 2014)

For the purposes of section 42 (2) of the Act the following conditions are imposed on a permit to hold a combat sport contest: 

  1. the promoter of the combat sport contest must finalise the names of combatants and lodge the fight card with the Authority, in the manner and form approved by the Authority, not less than 5 days before the day 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 on the fight card, and approved by the Authority, engage in the combat sport contest, 
    (a) the promoter of the combat sport contest must provide the Authority with the title of the particular sports rules relating to each combat sport involved in the combat sport contest, in the manner and form approved by the Authority, not less than 5 days before the day of the combat sport contest, or within any shorter period that the Authority may approve,
  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, 
    (a) the promoter of the combat sport contest must provide to the Authority, in the manner and form approved by the Authority, not less than 5 days before the day of the combat sport contest, a plan for evacuating any injured combatant from the premises where the combat sport contest is held, being a plan prepared in the manner and form approved by the Authority, 
  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 the 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 attending 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,
    (a) the promoter of the combat sport contest must ensure that any contest does not commence unless the promoter, each referee, and the attending medical practitioner, appointed for each contest have attended a briefing with the combat sport inspector at which the following are communicated to the referee, attending medical practitioner and combat sport inspector: 
    (i) the rules made by the Authority under section 107 of the Act that relate to the particular combat sport (which must be communicated verbally), 
    (ii) a title of the sports rules that relate to the particular combat sport involved in the combat sport contest and an explanation of when the rules made by the Authority will override those sports rules (which must be communicated verbally), 
    (iii) the plan that the promoter provided to the Authority for evacuating any injured combatant from the premises used for the combat sport contest (which must be communicated both verbally and in writing), 
  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 and must ensure that a combat sport inspector is present for the whole contest, 
  14. the promoter of the combat sport contest must not be listed as a combatant on the fight card for the contest that he or she promotes, 
  15. the promoter of the combat sport contest must not act as a judge, referee or timekeeper at the contest that he or she promotes.

Additional conditions imposed on permits for amateur combat sport contests (Clause 24 Combat Sports Regulation 2014)

For the purposes of section 42 (2) of the Act, the following conditions are imposed on a permit for an amateur combat sport contest (in addition to those imposed by clause 23): 

  1. the promoter of the amateur combat sport contest must not carry out any of the functions of an approved amateur body that are specified in clause 47 in relation to that 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 made by the Authority under section 107 of the Act that apply to amateur combat sport contests or with the sports rules relating to the specific combat sport involved in the amateur combat sport contest. 

The Combat Sports Authority may impose additional conditions on a combat sport contest permit as provided for under the combat sports legislation.