Becoming a basketball referee can be a challenging and rewarding career.

Basketball Victoria’s Technical Officials Commission is always on the lookout for potential referees and there is a defined referee pathway if you are willing to take the next step.

How do I become a referee?

If you would like to become a referee the first step is to contact Niam Westaway at Basketball Victoria.

R01_VYCW_Nunawading_V_Hawthorn_MS5_2459_01_Doc (1)You will then be referred to the Referee Advisor at your local basketball association who is responsible for conducting the orientation courses for beginner referees. Beginner courses are typically held over four or five weeks (session length and days vary) and include theory work and practical on-court experience. All you need is a whistle, rule book and a readiness to learn.

The Referee Advisors for Metropolitan and Country areas respectively are then responsible for your ongoing education and training as a basketball referee.


Who do I contact for more information?

There are over 150 basketball associations located throughout Victoria, so there is bound to be one near you! Click here to find an Association.

You can also speak to Basketball Victoria’s TOC department directly via the numbers and emails listed below.


Technical Officials Contact


Phone: 03 9837 8000


Learn more

If you would like to become a referee, get in touch with your local basketball association.