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Latest Referee News:

Level 2 Referee Course

FFV will be hosting a Level 2 (Theory) Referee Course on Saturday August 26 at FFV HQ.

The Level 2 training programs provides the theoretical education for referees who aspire to officiate in senior competitions.

The course consists of classroom-based training including Laws of the Game examinations (written responses, multiple choice and video incidents).

To register please click below:
Level 2 Referee Course- Saturday 26 August- FFV Head Office



Mark Clattenburg returns for Beyond the Ref's Room 2
Football Federation Victoria & Football Federation Australia are proud to present Beyond the Refs Room 2. The second edition will be held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Wednesday 14 June between 7pm and 9pm.

UEFA Champions League Final & Euro 2016 Final Referee Mark Clattenburg is returning to Melbourne. Clattenburg will highlight his experiences in the world’s leading competitions including, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Euro 2016 & Olympic Games gold medal match. This event is an unmissable opportunity to hear how the world’s best operate in the middle of the park.

Joining Clattenburg, will be Hyundai A-League referee Shaun Evans & Westfield W-League referee Kate Jacewicz. Evans & Jacewicz will share their experiences as FIFA referees in the Hyundai A-League & Westfield W-League. Please note this function is a fully ticketed event, no ticket no entry.

To secure your place at Beyond the Ref's Room 2 and meet Mark Clattenburg please book your ticket by clicking the below try bookings link:


The 2017 Referee Fitness Assessment dates are now available.

  • May 31 - Edwardes Lake Athletics Track - 6.15pm start.
  • June 6 - Ross Reserve Athletics Track - 6.15pm start.

Referees who would like to referee in NPLW, Men's State League, Men's Metropolitan League or Women's State League need to complete the fitness assessment.  Sportsmart Juniors Competition referees are not required to complete the fitness assessment. Referees who referee in a combination of both junior and senior football are required to complete the fitness assessment.

Fitness assessments are available at the following venues:

  • Edwardes Lake Athletics Track,
  • Ross Reserve Athletics Track, Memorial Drive Noble Park
  • Ballam Park Athletics Track,
  • Keilor Park Athletics Track, Stadium Drive Keilor

The requirements of the test are 10 continuous laps on an athletics track in less than 30 minutes. This consists of running for 150 metres, walking for 50 metres, running for 150 metres and walking for 50 metres. You are allowed to walk in the run section, but not run in the walk section.

No formal sign up or registration is required for fitness tests, simply turn up at the advertised date and time. Regional referees should contact their branch administrator for details about regional fitness assessments.

Please carefully read the memo found here for full details.


Registrations are open for the 2017 season, please view the below packages and guide to registration.

Click here to register on MyFootballClub today.

Senior Football Referee- $250
Open to all who officiate in our Senior NPL, WNPL and Men's State Leagues.
Junior Football Referee- $100
Open to all who officiate only in Women's State leagues, Community and Junior Leagues.
Regional Association Football Referee- $100
Open to all who officiate only in regional association football leagues.
First Season Referee- $0.00
Open to new level 4 referees who are officiating their first season of football. Level 4 referees who officiated in 5 games or less in 2016 should register into this package. Referees who officiated in 6 or more games should register into the junior package.
Assessor and Instructors- $50.00
Non-active referees who perform the role of Assessor or Instructor.
Inactive Registration- $0.00
Non-active members who wish to receive FFV communications. Please note this does not include a Laws of the Game Book or Season Pass.

For a detailed guide on registration, follow the link here

2017 promises to be an exciting year for referees in Victoria. We want to build on current referee numbers and also give current referees the opportunity, through education and match experience, to progress as far as possible through the refereeing ranks.

Branch Management Structure 2017

We are pleased to announce the positions for the 2017 FFV Branch Management Structure. Please see below a link with a full list of the approved positions for all branches,  positions for Bendigo & Shepparton branches will not be announced until local league structures have been finalised in due course.

2017 Referee Branch Management Structure - Approved positions

We have had an excellent response to the invitation for branch roles and thank everyone for applying. We encourage everyone to be an active member of their branch in 2017.

The FFV Referees Department looks forward to working with all branches during the 2017 season.



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