Rules

Rules for Boxing, Muaythai, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts.

Under section 62A of the Combat Sports Act 1987 all combat sports contests must be held in accordance with rules approved by the Minister for Sport and Recreation. Copies of all the approved rules are available for viewing during office hours at the Department of Sport and Recreation offices. Combat Sports Commission rules apply to all contests in Western Australia unless the Commission approves the use the rules of an approved sanctioning body.

Ban on the use of fenced enclosures in Western Australia

From 1 March 2013 the use of fenced enclosures for MMA contests will be banned.  Under section 62A of the Combat Sports Act 1987 the Minister must approve all rules for combat sports contests in Western Australia.  On this occasion the Government has approved the rules for MMA however has not approved the parts of the rules that relate to the use of a fenced enclosure.  The Combat Sports Commission supports the use of fenced enclosures for MMA contests but will abide by this decision.

Padding requirements for Muay Thai and Kickboxing contestants

From 1 March 2013 padding requirements will be enforced for contestants under the age of 18 and for adult contestants making their debut.  Details of these padding requirements can be found in the Muay Thai and Kickboxing rule books.

The CSC Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts rule books are listed below for industry reference.

Rule books