Becoming a referee and maintaining accreditation

Gateball Australia’s Referee Accreditation and Re-accreditation Framework sets out the process for referee accreditation and re-accreditation in Australia. This process is compliant with requirements of the Australian Sports Commission/Sports Australia and for this reason, players who wish to become an accredited Gateball Referee must complete the Sports Australia Community Officiating General Principles online course as part of their accreditation process.

Community Officiating General Principles online course 

Gateball Australia Referees can attain accreditation to three levels:


Accredited by the World Gateball Union – allows the referee to examine candidates for Level 2 accreditation

Level 2

Senior level – allows the referee to examine candidates for Level 1 accreditation

Level 1

Basic accreditation

Referee Logbooks

All referees are provided with a Gateball Referee Logbook to record their training, refereeing they undertake and observations and assessments of their refereeing.

Instructions for completing your logbook

Annual Re-accreditation 

All accredited referees are expected to complete an annual re-accreditation process by having a referee, from another club, observe and provide feedback on at least one game they referee per year.  The observation would be recorded in their logbook and  reviewed by the state or national coordinator of refereeing. 

A summary of the steps to become a referee, become accredited at a higher level or maintain accreditation are outlined in the Referee Accreditation and Re-accreditation Framework.