Step 1: Obtain 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 etrainu - LMS | custom eLearning ( 

Students must print out the certificate and bring to the course.

Step 2: Complete the Home Study Questions

All students must complete this document and bring to the course once completed.

Step 3: Register for a course

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


  • Please keep checking this page for the latest course dates (last completed course Thursday 4 October 2023)

Step 4: Register via MyPlayFootball

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

Please select the 2023 First Year Referee package applicable to you.

  • 2023 First Year Referee – U18
  • 2023 First Year Referee – Senior

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