FAQ – Referees

How do I become a referee?

When will the next level 4 course be run?

What is the cost of registration if I am an existing referee in 2019?

Why do we have a new uniform for 2018?

  • FSC has recently entered into a new sponsorship period with our apparel provider who have a new range of referee gear
  • The sponsorship apparel arrangement will be for a 3 year period
  • The uniform will remain the same for the next 3 years
  • For full uniform requirements please see Uniform and Equipment tab

Can I wear “skins” under my uniform?

  • Shirts – Yes, as long as they are BLACK
  • Shorts – Yes, as long as they can’t be seen under the shorts.

When can I buy the referee uniform?

  • The uniform is available at the FSC offices (11 Bourke Street, Fairy Meadow – next door to the Fraternity Club entrance), including the alternative pink and yellow shirt if required for all new senior match referee’s.

If I am a new referee – which club will I referee at?

  • Junior match referee’s – when the Level 4 is completed, FSC will allocate you to a junior club, where possible as close to home. This will be known as your Home Club.
  • Senior Match referee’s – will be appointed by MatchRef.

Do I only referee at my Junior Home Club?

  • You must referee at your home club as a first priority. Your referee coordinator may ask you to referee at a nearby club, you must not accept any appointments at another club without prior knowledge from your referee coordinator.

How am I appointed to games?

  • Junior game referee’s – this is done by your Home Club and they will notify you as per their communication protocols
  • Senior game referee’s – are completed by MatchRef.  You will be provided with details on how to register and log-in to this system prior to official appointments
  • Some junior referee’s will be appointed to FSC representative games – these appointments will be done via Matchref.

How am I Paid?

  • Junior game referee’s – your Home Club will pay you via an agreed method.
  • Payment for senior games and FSC representative games are paid to your nominated bank account on a monthly basis by the FSC office.

Can I Referee at senior level?

  • Yes, however there are a number of requirements before progression. You must be assessed to progress, you must be prepared to complete a Level 3 referee course, and be assessed at a practical level as being competent to referee senior football.

When does the season start?

How often am I required to attend meetings?

  • We have a schedule of upcoming meetings. Please see our Referee Meeting Dates page for more information.
  • Senior match referee’s will be offered monthly development sessions to be conducted by the FSC Referee Coach
  • Junior match referees will be offered two training sessions

Is there any other information I need to know?

  • The FSC website has a section for Referee’s which includes other information such as resources, policies, etc.
  • For further information, contact the office on (02) 4285 6929 during office hours or email [email protected]