About ESFA Referees

The ESFA Referees Branch had its inaugural season in 2009 as an independent sub-committee of ESFA and has now grown to over 165 members.  Match coverage has been an average of 90% during the 2019 season.

The Branch is continually looking to expand its membership base and normally holds courses in February and March each year for anybody who wishes to become a referee in the Eastern Suburbs.

These courses will be listed on the Become a referee page once dates, venues and delivery methods have been confirmed.  Scheduled courses can also be found on the Play Football website.

To attend a Level 4 Course you must be turning 14 in 2021 and have completed the FFA Laws Of The Game online.

Information about career pathways and professional development of match officials in Australia can be found in the FFA Australian Officiating Development Schedule on ffa.com.au.

Referee Courses

The FFA’s Level 4 Referee course is a requirement to become a qualified referee.  As a referee, you will learn the FIFA Laws of the Game, earn some money and have an exciting career opportunity in sport!

If you are a player or coach you can still be involved with your team as well as refereeing on weekends.

Courses for early 2021 have not yet been scheduled.

Please check the Become a referee page by clicking here.

Seniors and juniors are all welcome.  Senior male and female referees in particular are highly sought after.

Becoming a Referee

If you are interested in becoming a referee and want to see the courses scheduled for 2021, please check back here in late November 2020.

Please check the Become a Referee page by clicking here.

Please contact the ESFA Referees Coordinator for further information richard@esfa.com.au

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