Boxing & martial arts

Overview

The boxing and martial arts industry in South Australia is regulated through legislation that promotes safety for contestants involved in these sports.

The legislation is specific to South Australia and is administered under the portfolio of the Minister for Recreation, Sport & Racing through the Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000.

The Act came into operation in July 2002 and is accompanied by a set of Regulations.

The Act covers compliance requirements for promoters and contestants of boxing and martial arts events including requirements for a medical clearance to compete.

The Minister has established an Advisory Committee comprising of individuals from the boxing, martial arts, legal and medical professions to advise the Minister on issues relating to the industry.

All professional or public boxing or martial arts events must be conducted within the rules set out in this legislation.

Compliance with the legislation is conducted through the Office for Recreation and Sport. The Office issues licences to promoters and registers contestants.

Legislation

Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000
Boxing and Martial Arts Regulations 2015 (PDF, 43 KB)
Sports Drug Testing Act 2000 Act

Forms

Contestants application (PDF, 53 KB)
Contestant re register (PDF, 52 KB)
Promoters application (PDF, 47 KB)
Trainers application (PDF, 69 KB) 
Medical Forms (PDF, 72 KB) 

Presentations

Powerpoint Ringside Physician Seminar (PPT, 19115 KB)

Links

Amateur Boxing Australia
Australian Karate Federation
Australian National Boxing Federation
International Sport Kickboxing/Karate Association (ISKA)
National All Styles
Boxing Australia
Sports Medicine SA
Taekwondo Australia
World Muay Thai Council
United International Taekwondo Federation

For further Information

Tom Hunter
Boxing & Martial Arts Compliance Officer
Office for Recreation and Sport
PO Box 219, Brooklyn Park SA 5032
Ph: (08) 8457 1436
Fax: (08) 8457 1575
Email: tom.hunter@sa.gov.au