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Umpire Information

Note - The Umpire Development events are open to all umpires, coaches, players or anyone interested in the rules of netball.


The only compulsory meeting in 2021 is the AGM in August - all other Umpire Development events are not compulsory however we encourage as many umpires as possible to attend so that we are all on the same page regarding rules and interpretations.


The Umpires Written Rules Test for Grading is intended for those umpires wishing to attempt a grading. Others may attend however an online rules test is available. Email: for access codes.


Match Protocols for Umpires

A series of match protocols have been developed based on the Netball Australia document produced in 2016.  These are now available for viewing and download and are to be implemented in SAUCNA from Summer 2016/17.

Match Protocols Document - version 3 updated August 2017 for Modified rules procedures for a draw

From 2019 the umpire registration process will change.  Clubs will be sent a list of umpires, at the Association AGM in February, who were registered in the previous year for confirmation or deletion for the following calendar year.  Any new umpires for the upcoming year must complete an individual form (from below) and have it signed by the authorised signatory of the club.

Umpire Registration

Umpires Clinic Registration Form  - Registrations close 9 March 2021
Umpires Exam Application - Applications close Thursday prior to each exam
Umpire Registration Form  - ALL umpires new to umpiring at SAUCNA must complete this form in their first year of umpiring. In subsequent years umpires are registered as per the process listed above. 
Umpire Grading Application Form  - All umpires wishing to attempt a grading must complete this form
Junior Umpire Screening Application - All potential umpires who have turned 13 years of age, but have not yet turned 14 years of age must be screened before being permitted to umpire competition matches.

2022 Forms

Saturday, 19 March 2022

Beginner Umpire Clinic (3 hours) - 8:30am for 9:00am
Rules Q&A (2 hours) - 1.00pm
How do gradings work session (30 mins) - 3.00pm
Written Test - 3:45pm

Venue: Marletson Courts
(Home courts of St Michael & AA)

Monday, 2 May 2022

Western Zone Umpire Development Session
(details sent to club secretaries within the zone)
Written Test 4pm

Venue: tba

Monday, 20 June 2022

Eastern Zone Umpire Development Session

Venue: tba

Sunday, 24 July 2022

Annual General Meeting - Nomination form for subcommittee

Venue: tba

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Beginner Umpire Clinic - 8:30am for 9:00am
Rules Q&A - 1.00pm
How do gradings work session - 3.00pm
Written Test - 3:45pm

Venue: tba

Key dates:

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