Become a Referee

Why Referee?

Refereeing is for anyone at any age, if you are new to the game or have been involved for years, there is a game for everyone to referee.

For the Love of the Game

As a referee you will learn all the laws of the game and gain a deeper understanding about why and how decisions are made.

Give back to the game you love by refereeing; it is a great way to remain in the game.

Our Community

Meet new people and make great friends.

Join the refereeing family and make friends for life. We have weekly training venues and monthly meetings to discuss football and socialise with those who love the game.

Personal Development

The heart of refereeing is about facilitating an entertaining game of football for everyone involved and to ensure a safe and fair game is played. Refereeing can be a challenging but a rewarding experience. Through refereeing you learn how to manage groups of people, problem solve on the spot, conflict resolution and self-confidence. Refereeing is a great addition to any resume.

FV Development Pathway

FV provides a pathway for all referees.

If your goal is to officiate in the A-League Men’s or A-League Women’s, FV can guide you via the development programs.

Keeping Fit and Active

Refereeing a game of football is great exercise. It is played all year round.

Financial Benefit

You will be paid for every game you referee.

Information Documents

Laws of the Game