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Become a Football Referee


Follow these few simple steps and you will be on your way to becoming a Football Referee:

  1. Register for a Level 4 Referee Course and Level 4 Referee Training Day session
  2. Complete the online Laws of the Game training module and send your certificate to referees@capitalfootball.com.au
  3. Attend the Course and Training Day
  4. Register on PlayFootball
  5. Start Refereeing!

Level 4 Referee (L4R) Course

This course certifies anyone aged 14 and above to referee full-field football matches. It is a great way to become involved or stay involved in community football as well as:

  • develop leadership skills;
  • improve self-confidence;
  • develop communication skills; and
  • earn from $28 per game!

The course is a 4 hour theory course. After the course you must attend one of the four pre-season Level 4 Referee Training Day sessions:

Before registering for the course, you must complete the  online Laws of the Game training module and send your certificate to the Coordinator of Referees. The online training module provides a basic introduction to the Laws of the Game and their interpretations which will enable you to complete the Level 4 Referee course.

Capital Football recommends that anyone aged 13 gains experience as a Game Leader for 1 year before deciding to become a Level 4 Referee.

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