Become a Referee



How would you like the best seat in the house in 2024?

  • A great way to keep fit and earn tax free income.
  • Love the game and no longer play?
  • Want to get more involved in football?
  • Become part of the ongoing solution!

ESFA is always looking for more referees to cover our ever expanding competitions from Juniors to Seniors!

Step 1: Get in Touch

Click HERE to submit an Expression of Interest form for 2024. This will help us get in touch and assist you while you complete your referee registration. 

Step 2: Complete a Level 4 Referee Course

The Level 4 Referee Course provides participants with education and training to become a referee. To complete your Level 4 Referee qualification, you must complete the following:

  • Complete the online FA Laws of the Game Course
  • Register for and attend a Practical Session with our Branch. Sessions times and links are below:

Saturday 23rd March 2024 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Matraville Sports High. Register HERE.

Ater you have registered in the practical session, you will be given access to the Level 4 theory component. This must be completed before the practical session asn is also online.

Step 3: Register with Eastern Suburbs Football Association Referees Branch

Registrations to referee with ESFARB on Play Football will be opened on 3rd January 2024. This registration includes your referee gear (uniform, flags, notebook and whistle). A paid Working With Children Check (WWCC) is required by Football NSW for all referees over the age of 18. The cost to obtain a WWCC is $80.00 and lasts for 5 years. The WWCC can be obtained online HERE.

To register to referee in 2024 with ESFARB in Play Football please click HERE.

Please contact if you require further information regarding our Courses or becoming a referee for Season 2024.



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