Why Become a Referee

There are many reasons to get involved with refereeing!

  • Earn Money
  • Make new friends
  • Improve confidence
  • Contribute to every game you referee

How do I Do It?


Why Should I?

Being a referee is a perfect way to engage in the local community as well as be highly rewarding. Refereeing is a good way to: 

  • Stay fit
  • Earn money
  • Better Learn the laws of the beautiful game
  • Meet lots of great people

How Do I Become a Southern Districts Referee?

All referee's (including FIFA referees at the world cup) must start somewhere. Follow the steps below to start your refereeing journey.

  1. All referees must undertake and complete successfully the level 5 referees course.

    Level 5 referee Course

  2. Following this, aspiring referee's must attend and complete a level 4 course (see below for the next available course, or click here).

    Find an upcoming course

  3. Following your successful completion of the Level 4 referee's course, apply with Southern Districts Soccer Referee's and start !

How do I get Paid?

Once registered with our branch and you have officiated a match, payments are directly deposited into your nominated bank account fortnightly. Please find the match fee's for 2018 here!


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Once you've completed your level 4 referee coarse (or returning for the new season), click below to register.

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