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


Officiating Opportunities!

Youth Olympic Games- Oceania Qualifier 

Location: Lyneham, ACT
Expressions of Interest have closed but if you would like to get involved please contact us at:

Volleyball Nations League

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Expressions of Interest open: 19/02/2018
Closes: 06/03/2018
If you are interested more information and the registration form can be found here:

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.