Becoming a Referee

Refereeing provides you with an opportunity to earn money with flexible working hours, be physically active, meet new people, make new friends and share many great experiences.

Case Studies

Referees develop many skills which are transferable into everyday life such as confidence, decision making, communication, conflict resolution, time management and teamwork. As you can see below, refereeing is a journey that can take you to the WNBL, NBL and Olympics!!


The minimum age of a trainee is 14 years old. Our association (WCBA) runs beginner schools at least twice a year – usually February and July. All in all it is approximately a 8 – 12 week course that has a theory component and an on-court component where the trainee is supported by a mentor and most importantly they still get paid during the training process.

C Grade

Once a referee is successful in their trainee course they are considered a ‘C’ Grade referee. Most ‘C’ Grade referees remain at this level for 6 – 12 months depending on their confidence and execution. They will primarily referee junior domestic competitions on Saturday however can also referee senior domestic between Monday to Wednesday evenings.

To Reach Out to Us

If you are interested in becoming a referee, please contact WCBA (Whittlesea City Basketball Association).

P.O. Box 37