Referee Courses June - November

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: Read the Home Study Questions and prepare before your course

Complete this document before arriving at your course and bring it with you once completed.

Step 3: Register for a course

Step 4: Submit your uniform order

Complete this form and fill out all relevant information. After this has been completed and submitted, your uniform will be provided to you at your course.


Step 5: Register via MyPlayFootball

To register, please use this step by step guide found here

Please select either of these packages depending on your age. 

  • 13-17 – 2022 First Year Referee Youth
  • 18+ – 2022 First Year Referee Senior


If you have any issues then please don’t hesitate to call – 6187 0700 or email


We look forward to seeing you out there for 2022!


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