Referee Education & Development

Welcome to Volleyball Australia's Referee Education & Development section.

To find out when course are being run please contact your State association.

This page is in the process of being updated, please check back at a later date for more information

New: Volleyball Australia Referee Committee- Available Positions

The following expression of interest is for those who would like to hold a position on the Volleyball Australia Referee Committee (VARC).

Position descriptions for the 4 positions can be found by clicking the link below.

Expression of Interest: Click Here

Officiating Opportunities!


Are you interested in heading WA to officiate the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships?

This is an opportunity to increase your experience with officiating Beach Volleyball.

We are looking for referees to join the WA team from April 26th to April 29th 2018.

See the below form for more information and to express your interest. This form will close COB February 2, 2018…



The Invictus Games are looking for officials who would like to get involved as NTOs. If you are interested please click here for further information. 

Foundation Referee (Level 1)

A referee is accredited as a Volleyball Foundation Referee when they successfully complete the following requirements


  1. The candidate must be 12years old to be eligible for this accreditation
  2. Complete a Working with Children’s Check or equivalent if working with athletes under the age of 18 years or if requested by the state association
  3. Be a registered member of your State Volleyball Association
  4. Complete the online Volleyball Foundation Referee course

To access the course, you need to register through your state association. Please click on your state’s link to proceed.











National Referee Uniform

Volleyball Australia is excited to launch a brand new design of referee uniforms. Our referee uniform has remained unchanged for almost 2 decades, so with the creation of our new logo, we took the opportunity to think about presenting our referees in a new, more bold livery. The changes allow us to align with the FIVB, AVC and sporting codes more generally where referees have moved away from the traditional white.

We believe that the sky blue referee uniform provides a fresh look and will be a great contrast to the navy pants (Volleyball) and shorts (Beach Volleyball) and will assist in enhancing our sport.

The VARC's National Referee Uniform has been designed to be worn by all referees in both disciplines - Indoor and Beach Volleyball. While it is a requirement that all referees at national competitions and events are attired in this uniform, some states have also indicated that they require this uniform to be worn at various competitions and events. All referees in Australia are encouraged to wear this uniform to designate that they are qualified.

To order a referee shirt or badge, please see links below for our online Volleyball Australia Shop.