Anyone 15 years and older can train to be a referee.
Training involves both formal training (attending a Darebin Branch referee training school) and on-court training under supervision.
Our Referee Advisor and Senior Referee Coaches conduct referee training and development with the assistance of senior referees. The Referee Advisor and Referee Coaches conduct rolling referee grading and evaluations.
There is a referee dress code, code of conduct and a disciplinary policy which referees are required to be bound by when you join the referee community. Links to the policy documents is on the right.