Become a Referee (Minimum 13 Years Of Age)

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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.

Come On, Give It A Go!

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, then stop wasting time thinking about it and follow these simple steps:

Step 1: 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

All our Level 4 courses for 2021 have now concluded, with 2022 Level 4 courses to commence in January. To be notified once these course dates are confirmed, please register your interest here.


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