Referee Resources

Resources and Information for Referees

South Australia has a proud history of producing some of Australia’s best referees and assistant referees. Members of our community have for many years officiated at the top level both domestically and internationally, including in the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League, AFC Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, AFC Asian Cup and FIFA World Cup. They too started where you are now.

Football Federation SA understands refereeing can be a challenging task and is dedicated to making your journey as simple and rewarding as possible.

Follow these few simple steps and you will be on your way to being a match official!

  1. Take the online Laws of the Game test (FREE)
    This is a free online training module which provides a basic introduction to the Laws of the Game and their interpretations. Successful candidates will receive a certificate identifying they have demonstrated awareness in the Laws of the Game, and have the necessary knowledge to attend the Level 4 Referee course. The online test takes roughly 45 mins.
  2. Register for a Level 4 Referee course
    Level 4 is the entry level course that will build on your knowledge gained from the Laws of the Game test. The course runs for 4-5 hours and there is no assessment required. You must be a minimum of 13 years old to attend.

Upon completion of all components referees will be officially qualified as a Level 4 Referee. The qualification is valid for a period of up to 4 years.

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