Referees are essential to any sport. Without referees and other officials, the lack of rule enforcement would make volleyball a significantly less pleasant sport to play.

Referee Framework

Referee accreditation is split into a series of levels (1, 2, 3 & 4). These levels reflect on the referee’s experience and overall ability to officiate the game of volleyball. To move through the levels, referees are required to attend a course and complete an assessment.

Referee accreditations are valid for two (2) years from the registration date for Levels 1 & 4 and four (4) years for Levels 2 & 3 before they need to be renewed.  Please log into your member portal and look under ‘My Membership’ on the dashboard page to check the status of your accreditation.  If you are a club, please check your members qualifications in the ‘my club members’ table.

Volleyball Australia are in the process of reviewing the Referee Accreditation Framework and further information will be provided when available.

Level 1 Referee Course 

This course is delivered through the members portal and is designed for entry level referees.

To purchase this accreditation,  non members please click here and for members please click here then select the Level 1 Foundation Refereeing Course found on the Quick Menu



Rulebooks: the VWA Volleyshop supplies official AVF rulebooks for both beach and indoor volleyball.

Tools and Tips for Officials : a series of webpages developed by the Australian Sports Commission (in conjunction with the State Department of Sport and Recreation)designed to assist new officials for any sport.

Referee Equipment : the VWA Volleyshop also supplies equipment suitable for use by referees at all levels.

Volleyball Australia supplies a national referee uniform, which has been designed to be worn by all referees in both Indoor and Beach Volleyball.  If you would like to find out more, please visit the Volleyball Australia website.

All completed forms should be returned to Volleyball WA.

Fax: 08 9228 8533
Mail: PO Box 133, Leederville WA 6903
Email: development@volleyballwa.com.au

General Forms for All Referees

Referee Assessment Forms

Log Sheets

Recognition of Prior Learning Forms

Type of Evidence to be supplied with a RPL application

Please contact development@volleyballwa.com.au for more information.