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The Combat Sports Authority of NSW grants registration in Combatant, Promoter and Industry Participant classes in accordance with the Combat Sports Act 2013.

Applications for registration classes, including the renewal of registration classes, must be made through the Combat Sports Authority of NSW Combat Sports Registration System.

Access to the Combat Sports Registration System is through Service NSW. You must have a Service NSW account to access the system.

A single account has been created in the Combat Sports Registration System for persons that were registered under the Act through the previous Ringside Online registration system. Your recorded email address has been used to create the account. Your Service NSW email address must match the email address recorded in your Combat Sports Registration System account.  

If you need to change your account email address contact the Combats Sports team via combatsports@sport.nsw.gov.au or 13 13 02

If you don’t have a Service NSW account you can create one on the Service NSW website.

How to - step by step instructions

  1. Access the Combat Sports Registration System
    • You will be requested to log into your Service NSW account to access the system
  2. Select Apply for Combatant Registration Classes and commence an application
    • Your full name and date of birth must be exactly as it appears on the proof of identification documents that accompany your application.
  3. Upload the following documents with your application.
    • A passport style photograph in JPG/JPEG format
    • A certificate of fitness, in the approved form, given by a medical practitioner not more than 28 days before the date on which the application is made. Note: The medical examination date recorded in the certificate must be in close proximity to the date the certificate was given (issued) by the medical practitioner.
    • A current serological clearance certificate in the approved form.
    • Certified copies of three (3) types of acceptable proof of identity documents.
      • At least one must be DVS compatible
      • At least one must contain your photograph
      • At least one must contain your signature (unless under 18 years of age)
      • At least one must contain your date of birth.
      • Each provided document must be certified as being a true and accurate copy of the original document by a Justice of the Peace, Legal Practitioner, Public Notary or other acceptable person.
      • View details of acceptable proof of identification documents and persons that may certify the documents.
    • Complete a Parent/Legal Guardian Consent form, in the approved form, (applicants under 18 years of age).
  4. Select all required registration classes.
    • An application for additional classes and payment of the applicable fee is required if you subsequently need additional classes.
    • Incomplete registration applications, including those submitted with invalid or expired documents, cannot be considered and may be refused, or further information and documents requested.
    • The application is not considered properly made under the Act until all required information and documents are provided. Your serological clearance certificate must be current and your certificate of fitness must have been given by a medical practitioner not more than 28 days before the date on which all information and documents are provided.
    • Persons under 18 years of age are not entitled to apply for registration, or to be registered, for a registration class applicable to any professional combat sport contest.
  5. Pay the applicable registration class application fee.
    • Amateur Combatant registration classes: $20
    • Professional or Professional and Amateur Combatant registration classes: $100

Frequently asked questions

  1. Access your account in the  Combat Sports Registration System
    • You will be requested to log into your Service NSW account to access the system.
  2. Select Manage my Combatant Registration Classes in your Combat Sports Registration system account
  3. Select Renew Now.
  4. Commence your application
    • Your full name and date of birth must be exactly as it appears on the proof of identification documents that accompany your application.
  5. Upload the following documents with your application
    • A passport style photograph in JPG/JPEG format.
    • A certificate of fitness, in the approved form, given by a medical practitioner not more than 28 days before the date on which the application is made. The medical examination date recorded in the certificate must be in close proximity to the date given (issued) by the medical practitioner.
    • A current serological clearance certificate in the approved form.
    • Certified copies of three (3) types of acceptable proof of identity documents.
      • At least one must be DVS compatible
      • At least one must contain your photograph
      • At least one must contain your signature (unless under 18 years of age)
      • At least one must contain your date of birth.
      • Each document must be certified as being a true and accurate copy of the original document by a Justice of the Peace, Legal Practitioner, Public Notary or other acceptable person.
      • View details of acceptable proof of identification documents and persons that may certify the documents.
    • Complete a Parent/Guardian Consent form, in the approved form, (applicants under 18 years of age)
  6. Pay the applicable registration class application fee
    • Amateur Combatant registration classes: $20
    • Professional or Professional and Amateur Combatant registration classes: $100

Note:

You will be sent renewal reminders to your recorded email address 56 and 28 days before your combatant registration classes are due to expire.

If an application for the grant of a renewal of registration is duly made to the Combat Sports Authority of NSW before the registration ceases to have effect (the expiry date), the registration is taken to continue in force until the Authority notifies the applicant of a decision to renew the registration or refuse to renew the registration.

If you do not make a duly made application before the expiry date, your registration classes will expire and you must re-apply for the registration classes.

  1. Access your account in the Combat Sports Registration System
    • You will be requested to log into your Service NSW account to access the system.
  2. Select "Manage my Combatant Registration Classes" in your Combat Sports Registration system account
  3. Select the relevant “Attach new certificate here” link at the top of your account’s main page.
  4. Complete the certificate details in the application.
  5. Upload
    • certificate of fitness, in the approved form, given by a medical practitioner not more than 28 days before the date on which the application is made. The medical examination date recorded in the certificate must be in close proximity to the date given (issued) by the medical practitioner, and/or
    • a current serological clearance certificate in the approved form.
  6. Complete the declaration or upload the approved Parent/Legal Guardian Consent – Provision of serological clearance certificate or certificate of fitness.

Note:

  • The certificate of fitness must be in the approved form and have been given by a medical practitioner not more than one month before the date on which the certificate is uploaded.
  • A current serological clearance certificate, in the approved form, must be uploaded.

  1. Access your account in the Combat Sports Registration System
    • You will be requested to log into your Service NSW account to access the system.
  2. Select Manage my Combatant Registration Classes in your Combat Sports Registration System account
  3. Select Replace a Medical Record Book.
  4. Complete an application.
  5. Upload a statutory declaration outlining the circumstances in which the medical record book has been spoilt, lost (including stolen) or destroyed. 
  6. Pay the replacement medical record book fee: $50.

Note:

  • Replacement medical record books will be sent to your recorded postal address within 10 business days of your application.
  • Contact the Combat Sports team on combatsports@sport.nsw.gov.au or 13 13 02 if you are to engage in a combat sport contest as a combatant within the next three weeks to discuss alternate replacement medical record book arrangements.
  • Please ensure your recorded postal address is current.

  1. Access your account in the Combat Sports Registration System
    • You will be requested to log into your Service NSW account to access the system.
  2. Select Manage my Combatant Registration Classes in your Combat Sports Registration System account
  3. Select Replace a Medical Record Book.
  4. Complete an application.
  5. Send your full medical record book to the Combat Sports Authority of NSW Locked Bag 1422, Silverwater, NSW 2128.

Note:

  • Replacement medical record books will be sent to your recorded postal when your application is approved. Please allow at least 10 business days for the book to arrive via the post from the date of approval. 
  • Contact the Combat Sports team on combatsports@sport.nsw.gov.au if you are to engage in a combat sport contest as a combatant within the next three weeks to discuss alternate replacement medical record book delivery arrangements.
  • Please ensure your recorded postal address is current.

  1. Access your account in the Combat Sports Registration System
    • You will be requested to log into your Service NSW account to access the system.
  2. Select Manage my Combatant Registration Classes in your Combat Sports Registration System account
  3. The system will, display:
    • Current combatant registration classes and expiry dates
    • Serological clearance certificate and certificate of fitness expiry dates
    • Your contact details

You must upload with your application a recent passport style photograph of yourself in JPG/JPEG format. The photograph must satisfy the following standards.

  • Colour photograph
  • Head and shoulders only
  • Face looking directly at the camera and not tilted in any direction
  • Hair off face so that edges of the face are visible
  • Eyes open and mouth closed
  • Neutral expression (no smiling, laughing or frowning)
  • Clear, focused image with no marks or red eye
  • Plain white or light grey background that contrasts with your face
  • Uniform lighting (no shadows or reflections).

A serological clearance is a certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner or a person who provides a pathology service that:

  • the medical practitioner or person is of the opinion that a specified person is not capable of transmitting to any other person any medical condition or disease specified by the regulations for the purposes of this section, and
  • the opinion is based on the results of blood tests or other tests carried out on a date specified in the certificate.

A serological clearance is a current serological clearance if the tests referred to in the clearance were carried out:

  • in the case of a person who is aged under 18 years - not more than 12 months before the date when the certificate is sought to be relied on, or
  • in the case of any other person - not more than 6 months before the date when the certificate is sought to be relied on.

A blank serological clearance certificate in the form approved by the Authority is available on the Authority website.

Your application for combatant registration classes must be accompanied by a certificate of fitness, in the approved form, to engage in combat sport given by a medical practitioner not more than 28 days before the date on which the application is made. The medical examination date recorded in the certificate must be in close proximity to the date given (issued) by the medical practitioner.

Incomplete applications, including those submitted with invalid or expired documents, cannot be considered and may be refused or further information and documents requested.

The application is not considered properly made under the Act until all required information and documents are provided. Your serological clearance certificate must be current and your certificate of fitness must have been given by a medical practitioner not more than 28 days before the date on which all information and documents is provided to the Authority.

A blank certificate of fitness in the form approved by the Authority is available on the Authority website.

View details of acceptable proof of identification documents, and persons that may certify the documents as being a true and accurate copy of the original.

The Authority will issue each registered combatant a medical record book when first registered.

Note: 

  • New medical record books are not issued when renewing or applying for additional combatant registration classes.
  • A registered combatant will not be permitted to engage in a combat sports contest if they do not take their medical record book to the contest and produce it to the attending medical practitioner undertaking the pre-contest medical examination. 

You must allow at least 5 business days for your application to be considered and registration classes granted or refused.

Note: Combatants must be appropriately registered before a final fight card in which they are competing is lodged with the Authority as per conditions imposed on the contest permit.

Contact the Combat Sports team on 13 13 02 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) or via combatsports@sport.nsw.gov.au to obtain details of the change of name process.

Send an email to combatsports@sport.nsw.gov.au outlining your full name and new email address.  A member of the Combat Sports team will contact you to verify your identity and finalise the email change.

  1. Access your account in the Combat Sports Registration System
    • You will be requested to log into your Service NSW account to access the system.
  2. Select Update next to your contact and email details
  3. Amend your telephone or residential address details and submit

Contact the Combat Sports team on 13 13 02 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) or via combatsports@sport.nsw.gov.au.

Registration classes expire three (3) years from the date granted unless sooner cancelled, or the term of registration is extended or reduced under the Act.

The Combat Sports Registration System allows users to:

  • Apply for registration
  • Apply for additional classes
  • Renew registration
  • Replace medical record books
  • Replace registration cards
  • Upload serological clearance certificates
  • Upload fitness certificates
  • Update personal details
     

Access the Combat Sports
Registration System

Note: You will be requested to login into your Service NSW account to access the system.

Conditions imposed on registration classes and Codes of Conduct


Combatants are advised that they must comply with the conditions imposed on their registration classes under the Combat Sports Act 2013 and the relevant Code of Conduct.
Conditions of Registration

Code of Conduct

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