Become a Referee

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How would you like to have the best seat in the house?

Do you fancy being the official in the middle?
Love football but can't play as much as you used to?
Want a hobby where you can earn money and enjoy the game?

Then you should take up refereeing!

More and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into refereeing. Football West is always on the lookout for more referees as there are still many games going uncovered each weekend. Whether you just want to referee casually, or if you want to go all the way to the World Cup, WE NEED YOU!

If you want to take up the challenge, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Obtain your Laws of the Game Certificate

In order to become a referee anywhere in Australia, all candidates must first complete the free online Laws of the Game (LOTG) Certificate, provided by Football Federation Australia. To access the site, please go to and follow the instructions. This provides you with the basic introduction needed and gives you a better understanding of the laws of football. Even if you don't want to become a referee, this free online course will help you explain why a free kick was given on the weekend. Please note that as the online course is provided by Football Australia, all queries regarding the course should be directed to Please print this certificate once completed.

Step 2: Register for a course

Courses for January 2022 are now live. Please register below:

Saturday January 8 2022 9am-4pm

Sunday January 16 2022 9am-4pm

Tuesday January 18 and Thursday January 20 2022 6pm-9pm

Sunday January 23 2022 9am-4pm

Monday January 24 and Tuesday January 25 2022 6pm-9pm

Sunday January 30 9am-4pm

Step 3: Order your uniform

All referees must submit this form prior to the course, as this will be prepared for them and ready for collection after the completion of the course.

We look forward to seeing you out there for 2022!



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