Boxing and Martial Arts Act

Reviews of decisions made under the Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000


From 2 December 2019, SACAT will have review jurisdiction under the Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000. This will enable a person affected by a decision made by the Minister to review that decision with SACAT.


Types of Decisions that can be reviewed by SACAT

SACAT can review the following decisions of the Minister:


  • a decision to grant or not grant a licence to a promoter of a professional or public boxing or martial art event
  • a decision to attach particular conditions, or vary or revoke, conditions to a such a licence 
  • a decision to suspend or cancel such a licence
  • a decision to register or not register a contestant in a professional or public boxing or martial art event
  • a decision to suspend or cancel the registration of such a contestant


Applications of this kind will be handled by SACAT’s Administrative & Disciplinary Stream.

Time Limits

An application for review must be made within 1 month of the making of the Minister's decision.


If the reasons of the Minister are not given to the applicant for the review in writing at the time of making the decision and that person (within one month of the making of the decision) requires the Minister to state the reasons in writing, the time for instituting an appeal runs from the time at which that person receives the written statement of those reasons.


Before applying to SACAT for a review of a decision by the Minister you must:

  1. Have a copy of the decision which you want to review – you should include this with your application.
  2. Ensure you are ready to pay the required fee for making an application.

How to apply:

Click here to start an online application.  In the field entitled ‘Type keyword here’ contained within Step 2 type the word ‘boxing’ as shown below and then scroll down to select the correct application type.

If you are not sure if you have selected the correct application type you can hover over the ‘question mark’ on the right-hand side to see a brief description of the application you have selected.

If you have any further questions or you would like a staff member from SACAT to assist you to complete the application over the telephone please call SACAT on 1800 723 767 (and press menu option 4, and then 6).

Attach a copy of the decision you are seeking to review:

You must upload a copy of the decision you are seeking to review when completing your on-line application, or you can email the decision to SACAT at, or post the decision to SACAT at GPO Box 2361 Adelaide SA 5001. Please quote your tracking code or file number when sending any correspondence to SACAT.


There is a filing fee applicable for this type of application. Payment can be made on-line by credit card at the time of completing the on-line form, or by using one of the other options outlined in the payment section of the on-line form.

Click here to see a list of current fees and information about payment methods and fee waiver options. 

Organisations that may be able to assist you:

  • Legal Services Commission - – The Legal Services Commission offer a free telephone legal advice line and other methods of advice for members of the public.

Relevant legislation:

Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000