Legislation, regulations and laws
Combat sports are regulated by the Combat Sports Act 1987 and the Combat Sports Regulations 2004, which are administered by the Combat Sports Commission.
The laws have changed and as of 1 March 2013 new provisions came into effect extending the coverage of the Combat Sports Act 1987 to include both professional and amateur combat sports.
Under this amended legislation all professional and amateur
contestants and industry participants (promoters, managers, trainers,
referees, judges and timekeepers) are required to register with the
Commission. These changes are aimed at safeguarding the health of
contestants, reducing the potential for the transmission of blood borne
diseases and ensuring that contests within Western Australia are run to a