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The Combat Sports Commission (CSC) has been conducting a comprehensive review of the combat sports legislation (Combat Sports Act 1987 and Combat Sports Regulations 2004). The review was commenced as a strategic objective for 2022, with the progression of legislative changes targeted for 2023 under the CSC Strategic Plan 2021–2025.

Stakeholder feedback and general comment on the regulatory system (round 1) was previously sought. The 2022 industry feedback and legislative review was instrumental in assisting the CSC determine topics for regulatory reform.  A second round of stakeholder consultation (round 2) is now being directly sought on the Regulatory Proposal.

The proposal outlines suggested legislative amendments, raises areas for possible regulatory reform and identifies topics for further industry discussion on the combat sports legislation. Following this second round of consultation the CSC anticipates progressing draft changes to the legislation.

Round 2 — how can I contribute?

By survey

An online survey containing questions for consideration on each proposal is available. You do not need to answer every question or proposal and feel free to provide responses beyond the scope of the questions where relevant to the topic. The survey can be accessed below and must be completed by 5pm Wednesday 7 June 2023.

Round 2: Have Your Say — Regulatory Proposal

By facilitated consultation

The CSC will be conducting facilitated consultation. You can register your expression of interest in participating in a facilitated consultation session by emailing your contact details to by 5pm Monday 22 May 2023.

In writing

Written submissions on the Regulatory Proposal must be received by 5pm Wednesday 7 June 2023 and can be delivered either:

  • by email with subject line 'Regulatory Proposal Feedback' to
  • by post to Combat Sports Commission, DLGSC, PO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
  • hand delivered (DLGSC reception Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm) 246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007.

All submissions and survey responses can be submitted anonymously (if so desired) however, please note that your submission content may be made public. The CSC urges you to have your say and wishes to thank those of you who take the time and effort to participate.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023