Steps to becoming a referee

Register on PlayFootball

You will need to register on PlayFootball as a new referee and pay your new registration fee.

The fee includes the referee course, your membership fee and the cost of your uniform.

Register at PlayFootball here.

Any person joining who is aged 18 years or old needs to obtain a paid employee Working with Children Check (WWCC). Details on how to apply are at Service NSW – WWWC.

You will need to register based on your age and the package you choose below.

We recommend any referee who will not be aged 14 by April this year to do the SSG Course rather than the Level 4 Course.

SSG Referee

Referees aged 12 - 14
  • SSG Referee Course
  • SSG Membership
  • Uniform package
  • Member polo shirt

Junior Referee

Referees aged 13 - 17
  • Level 4 Referee Course
  • Junior Membership
  • Uniform package
  • Member polo shirt

Senior Membership

Referees aged 18 +
  • Level 4 Referee Course
  • Senior Membership
  • Uniform package
  • Member polo shirt

Register for and attend a course

You will need to attend an entry-level referee course. There are two options based on your aged and the registration package you chose on PlayFootball.

  1. Small Sided Games/Game Leader Course
    This course is for anyone aged 12 – 14 who wants to start on the Small Sided Games of U7 and U8. 
  2. Level 4 Referee Course
    This course is for anyone aged 13 years or older. It allows you to referee at all ages from U12 through to All Age (there are restrictions on which games you can referee in the middle based on your age). 

All of our upcoming courses and details on how to register for them are available here.

Get a uniform & your gear

You will need to order and collect your uniform (you have already paid for it in your registration).

Uniforms can be ordered here (, along with organising the collection.

Outside of the uniform package, you will need to also get the following:

  • a watch (or two)
  • predominantly black shoes (they can be football boots, turf boots or joggers)

Get on the park

You are now ready to get out on the park and do your first games.

We are transitioning to a new appointment management system with Macarthur Football Association.

In the meantime, we are using emails for appointments. Send an email to letting them know what days and times you are available, and they will organise games for you.