Youth  Referee  Fact  Sheet

Level 4 Entrance Referee Course - Information & Registration

Who is eligible to attend?
The minimum age requirement to attend and register with Football Brisbane as a Match Official (Referee) is 13 years. Participants attending this course must have completed the Online Laws of the Game, attained their certificate and bring a copy to the instructor on the day of the course. There is no cost involved in this training.
Note: The Online Laws of the Game theory training is also open to coaches, team managers or parents who simply want to learn more about the rules of the game, but don’t want to become a referee.

What’s involved in the training?
The Level 4 Workshop will cover:
• Laws of the Game with practical demonstrations
• Field inspections
• Incident Reports and on-line reporting
• Positioning for Referees and Assistants
• Flag and Whistle use
• Advanced offside practical demonstration
• Foul identification
• Team sheets and match reporting of a football match
• Match official ethics

Steps to follow

All intending referees must first complete the online Laws of the Game component via the FFA Website. CLICK HERE  to go to the Online Laws of the Game page. This provides a basic introduction to the Laws of the Game and their interpretations. You must complete this to receive a certificate identifying you have demonstrated awareness in the Laws of the Game, and have the necessary knowledge to enrol in any of the Level 4 courses.

Once you have completed and received your Certificate for the Laws of the Game in Step 1, you can then ENROL HERE for the practical training course being held at the North Star Football Club on Sunday, 21st January 2018.

STEP 3 – ATTENDANCE ON THE DAY (Sunday, 21st January 2018)
Please ensure you bring with you on the day: 
  • Online Laws of the Game certificate,
  • Workbook (which will be emailed to you prior to the course), 
  • whistle, pen and notebook, sunscreen, water bottle, hat and clothing suitable for outdoor activities.
The Stars Canteen will be open all day for you to purchase hot & cold food, drinks and snacks.

Once you have successfully completed the Level 4 Entrance Referee Course, you will be able to register as a Match Official with Football Brisbane. This is done using the online registration system - CLICK HERE 

Alternatively you may wish to register with the North Star Football Club only to become a Club Referee for our junior (U12-U16) or senior home games. This can be done by contacting There is no registration fee involved to become a Club Referee.

Football Brisbane Referee Registration fees for 2018 are :
  • Junior Referee: (Aged Under 18 years of age) – $138.50 (subject to 2018 changes)
  • Senior Referee: (Aged 18 years and above) – $198.50 (subject to 2018 changes)
  • Development Fee: (For all referees if you register outside of Football Brisbane) – $20.00. 
Once you have registered as a Match Official with Football Brisbane you will then be provided with information for the upcoming season including Fitness Training, Monthly Coaching dates, Seminar, Field testing for accreditation and Appointments.
Once you are a registered Football Brisbane Referee, you will receive-
  • Appointed & regular games based on your availability within a 6 club radius.
  • Full match fee Payment allowance (paid weekly directly to your bank account)
  • Greater access to in depth coaching and support including monthly coaching nights and weekly fitness training sessions at South side and North side locations.
  • Assessments
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Career path
  • Recipient of Football Brisbane Mentor program
  • Talent Identification program
  • Attendance at Preseason Seminar for all Football Brisbane Referees
  • Field Testing for all new referees to gain their accreditation
**Seminar / Practical field dates ONLY for ALL NEW Registered Referees

For further information, please contact Lynette Bishop at

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