Please note: Football Australia has recently moved learning platforms to etrainu. If this is your first time accessing the platform, you will need to complete a couple of steps.

1. Use the link below to create a PlayFootball account and to register the person who will be completing the course:

2. After completing Step One, you will need to wait 3-4 hours, before being able to use the etrainu link below to access the new learning platform:

Please ensure you log in as a Football Australia Learner.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us:


Telephone: 02 8880 7983

Step 1: Complete your Laws of the Game Certificate

In order to become a referee anywhere in Australia, all candidates must complete the free online Laws of the Game (LOTG) Certificate, provided by Football Australia. Please follow this link and complete the certificate.

Once this is complete, the individual will be eligible to enrol into a referee course.

Step 2: Register for a course

(Courses at the Sam Kerr Football Centre, Queens Park, unless stated)


Wednesday 3 April 9am-12pm

Wednesday 10 April 9am-12pm

Saturday 13 April 9am-12pm (Gibbney Reserve, Maylands)

Sunday 14 April 9am-12pm (Gibbney Reserve, Maylands)

Saturday 20 April 9am-12pm (Gibbney Reserve, Maylands)

The course fee is $205 ($175 FW fee + $30 FA fee) and includes:

  • Referee registration
  • Referee equipment (flags, whistle, cards)
  • New Balance referee uniform

Step 3: Complete modules

All students are required to complete all four modules prior to attending the course. They can be found under “My Training” in your Etrainu profile. The modules are:

  • Match Control
  • Positioning & Movement
  • Technical Concepts
  • Game Management

Step 4: Register via MyPlayFootball

To register, please use the step-by-step guide found here.

Please select the 2024 First Year Referee package applicable to you.

  • 2024 First Year Referee – Senior (18+ years old)
  • 2024 First Year Referee – Junior (13-17 years old)

If you have any issues, then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 6181 0700 or email