New South Wales Volleyball Referees Association

An independent body providing a professional service to
the sport of volleyball at all levels.

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The NSW Volleyball Referees Association provides education and support services to State Volleyball NSW and members of the broader community.

Services include:

  • conducting Rules of the Game accreditation courses
  • appointing officials to matches (1st, 2nd, scorers, linespeople, Chief Referees)
  • assessing and mentoring referees at all levels, seeking to upgrade
  • representing NSW referees in the national officiating framework. governed by the Australian Volleyball Referees Commission (AVRC);
  • developing pathways for referees who wish to use their skills at the highest levels of competition, be that State, National or International levels.

For all referee enquiries, please contact the NSWVRA: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name  Duration and Prerequisites  Target Audience 
(Level 1) 
1 hour in online course work  Social Competitions, School Sport
(Level 2)
7 hours in course work and practical assessment State Cup, Schools Cup, SVL
(Level 3)
Upgrading through VA practical assessments AJVC, AJBVC, AVL
High Performance
(Level 4)
As required International


The new referee framework has seen a new introductory course implemented. This course is delivered through the Volleyball Australia online learning platform and as such is more accessible to entry-level beginner referees. 

Target Audience: New beginner referees

Prerequisites: Nil

Duration: 4 hours in course work 

Cost Options: 

  • $44 - Foundation course only (Level 1)
  • $70 - Foundation and Development course bundle (Level 1+2) – valid for 6 months


What Next?: Once you have registered and paid via the form above, your registration will be verified within 3 business days. You will then be emailed a Log-in password and link to the Volleyball Australia online learning platform. Once you have completed the course VA will send you a completion certificate and notify VV your new accreditation.


This course is delivered through a one day face-to-face courseand may include a practical componentReferees wishing to considered for Level 2 accreditation must successfully complete this workshop and meet the minimum practical refereeing requirements and standards.

Target Audience: Foundation Referees

Prerequisites: Candidates must be a current Foundation Referee

Course Duration: a one day (7hrs) course 

Cost Options:

  • $50 - Development course only (Level 2)
  • $70 - Foundation and Development course bundle (Level 1+2) – valid for 6 months

Schedule: The NSWVRA runs a number of Referee courses across NSW throughout the year. The proposed scheduled course dates for 2017 are as follows:

  • Sat 8 July @ Sydney Olympic Park - REGISTRATION CLOSES MONDAY 3rd JULY



If you are a qualified Referee, or intending to complete a Course, and are looking to officiate at one of our competitions or events please contact the NSWVRA: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Competitions requiring referees:

  • Sydney Volleyball League
  • State Cup Series
  • Schools Cup Series
  • Australian Volleyball League


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