Combat Sports Act 2013 No 96

Currency

As amended to Combat Sports Amendment Act 2018 (No 76). Commenced 28 February 2019. Current to 5 March 2019.

Jurisdiction

Section 104(1): Proceedings for an offence under the Act or regulations may be dealt with:

(a) 

summarily before the Local Court, or

(b) 

summarily before the Supreme Court in its summary jurisdiction.

Maximum penalties

Section 104(2): In proceedings before the Local Court, the maximum monetary penalty that the Local Court may impose for the offence is the lesser of:

(a) 

200 penalty units in the case of an individual or 500 penalty units in the case of a corporation, despite any higher maximum penalty provided in respect of the offence, or

(b) 

the maximum monetary penalty provided by the Act in respect of the offence.

Section 104(3): Proceedings for an offence under the Act or regulations must be commenced not later than 2 years from when the offence was alleged to have been committed.

Note:

Where applicable, the maximum penalty for an offence dealt with summarily before the Supreme Court is indicated in square brackets in the Penalty (Max) column.

SECTION DESCRIPTION PENALTY (MAX)
9 Combatants must be registered
  • in a case where registration previously cancelled

  • in any other case

 
80 pu and/or 6 mths
50 pu and/or 6 mths
20(1) Industry participants and promoters must be registered
  • in a case where registration previously cancelled

  • in any other case

 
80 pu and/or 6 mths
50 pu and/or 6 mths
20(2) Individual not to arrange combat sport contest unless registered as a promoter
  • in a case where registration previously cancelled

  • in any other case

 
 
160 pu and/or 6 mths
100 pu and/or 6 mths
20(3) Corporations not to carry out activities as industry participants 160 pu
20(4) Corporations not to arrange combat sport contests 320 pu
21(1), (2) Unauthorised persons not to hold themselves out as
  • industry participants

  • promoters 

 
50 pu and/or 6 mths
200 pu and/or 12 mths

[360 pu]

36(1) A person must not engage in a combat sport contest as a combatant while registration is suspended
  • if suspension was on health or safety grounds

  • in any other case

 
 

50 pu
80 pu and/or 6 mths
36(2) A person must not carry out activity as an industry participant while the person’s registration is suspended 80 pu and/or 6 mths
36(3) A person must not arrange a combat sport contest while the person’s registration as a promoter is suspended 160 pu and/or 6 mths
36(4) A person must not hold a combat sport contest while the person’s registration as a promoter is suspended 200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]

39(1) An individual must not hold a combat sport contest unless the person is the holder of a permit to promote the contest. 200 pu and/or 12 mths

[360 pu]

39(2), (3) Corporations not to hold combat sport contests unless held by an officer or employee registered as a promoter 500 pu

[720 pu]

47 A person must not hold a combat sport contest at a place proscribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section
  • in the case of a corporation

  • in the case of an individual

 

 

500 pu

[1000 pu]

200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]

48 Promoter and match maker must ensure eligibility of combatants and industry participants 80 pu and/or 6 pu
49(1) Promoter not to permit combatant to engage in a combat sport contest unless combatant has a current serological clearance 200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]

49(2) Combatant must not engage in combat sport contest without current serological clearance 80 and/or 6 mths
50 Combatant not to engage in a combat sport contest if a medical practitioner certifies the combatant is not medically fit 50 pu
51 Promoter not to permit combatant to engage in a combat sport contest if a medical practitioner certifies the combatant is not medically fit 200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]

52 Promoter must ensure combatant complies with regulations relating to the wearing or use of protective clothing or equipment 160 pu
53 Promoter of a combat sport contest must ensure that a medical practitioner is present 200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]

54 Obligation of promoter to notify Authority of a combatant’s death or injury within 48 hours of the contest 80 pu and/or 6 mths
55 Unauthorised entry into contest area 50 pu
58(1) Combatant not to engage in combat sport contest unless examined by a medical practitioner 10 pu
58(2) Promoter not to permit combatant to engage in a combat sport contest unless examined by a medical practitioner 200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]

59 Combatant required to undergo post-contest medical examination 10 pu
60 Promoter must arrange post-contest medical examination where combatant rendered unconscious 200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]

61(4) Combatant failing to submit to a medical examination required by the Authority not to engage in a combat sport contest 50 pu
62 Failure to follow a direction:
  • not to hold a combat sport contest

     

     

  • not to act as an industry participant for a combat sport contest

  • not to participate as a combatant in a combat sport contest

 

200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]


 

80 pu and/or 6 mths
66 Referee under a duty to stop contest in certain circumstances 200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]

69 Person subject to a show cause notice not to engage in a combat sport contest 50 pu
71 Failure to comply with health and safety prohibition order 50 pu
75 Failure to comply with a general prohibition order
  • prohibiting arrangement of a combat sport contest

  • prohibiting the holding of a combat sport contest

  • any other order

 

160 pu and/or 6 mths
200 pu and/or 12 mths

[500 pu]

80 pu and/or 6mths
89 A person must not, without reasonable excuse, fail to comply with a notice under Pt 7 to provide information to the Authority
  • in the case of a corporation

  • in the case of an individual

 
 
100 pu
50 pu
90 Hindering or obstructing inspectors, police etc
  • in the case of a corporation

  • in the case of an individual

 
200 pu
100 pu
92 Providing false or misleading information to the Authority, Commissioner of Police or inspectors
  • in the case of a corporation

  • in the case of an individual

 
 
200 pu
100 pu
106(4) Offences may be created under the regulations 50 pu