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Referee HQ

Welcome to Referee HQ. You will find everything you need here as a referee, assessor or coach.
Just click on the links below to the area that best fits.


            Become A Referee                                                        Pathways and Development

-All the information to start refereeing in Victoria                               -Information and courses to upgrade, assesses & instruct

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Pre Match Guidelines and Resources                          Match Day and Post Match Documents

-Resources and Guidelines for referees                                                    -Documents for referees, assessors and instructors

                               Match Record



     Branch Meetings and Training                                      Registration and Appointments

-Upcoming meetings and training venues                                                         -Information on registration and appointments



Latest Referee News:


Referee Fitness Assessments Dates

Please see below information regarding Fitness Assessments.

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, Reservoir
Ross Reserve Athletics Track, Memorial Drive Noble Park
Ballam Park Athletics Track, Frankston
Keilor Park Athletics Track, Stadium Drive Keilor
Goldsworthy Reserve, Goldsworthy Rd, Corio

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.

Fitness assessments will be held on the following dates:

Reservoir: Edwardes Lake Athletics track,  Edwardes St & Griffiths St, Reservoir

Wednesday 21st February - 6.30pm
Wednesday 28th February - 6.30pm
Wednesday 7th March- 6.30pm
Wednesday 14th March- 6.30pm

Noble Park: Ross Reserve Athletics track, Memorial Drive, Noble Park.

Thursday 22nd Feb - 6.15pm
Thursday 22nd Feb - 7.00pm
Tuesday 27th Feb - 6.15pm
Tuesday 27th Feb - 7.00pm
Thursday 8th March- 6.15pm
Thursday 8th March- 7.00pm
Thursday 8th March- 6.15pm
Tuesday 13th March- 7.00pm
Thursday 15th March- 6.15pm
Thursday 15th March- 7:00pm

Frankston: Ballam Park Athletics track, Benanee Dr, Frankston

Saturday 17th March -  9.30am and 10:00am

Keilor: Keilor Park Athletics Track, Stadium Drive, Keilor

Tuesday 20th February- 7.15pm
Tuesday 27th February - 7.15pm
Tuesday 6th March- 7.15pm
Tuesday 13th March- 7.15pm

Ballarat: Llanberris Reserve (Ballarat Regional Athletic Centre) York St, Ballarat East

Thursday 8th March- 7.00pm
Tuesday 13th March- 7.00pm

Goldsworthy Reserve, Goldsworthy Rd, Corio

Tuesday 6th March- 6pm
Tuesday 13th March- 6pm
Tuesday 20th February- 6pm



Register Today- The opening whistle to season 2018 is here

Registrations are now open for the 2018 season, please view the below packages and guide to registration.

Click here to register on MyFootballClub today.

Senior Football Referee- $250
Referees who officiate in Senior NPL, NPLW and Men's State Leagues. This includes all reserve / U20 (NPL & NPL2) & U18 (NPLW) matches. Assistant Referees in the abovementioned leagues are also included in this package.

Junior Football Referee- $100
Referees who officiate only in Women's State leagues, Community and Junior Leagues (including NPL & NPLW juniors).

Regional Association Football Referee- $100
Open to all who officiate only in regional association football leagues.

First Season Referee- $0.00
New level 4 referees who are officiating their first season of football. Level 4 referees who officiated in 5 games or less in 2017 should register into this package. Eligible referees from 2017 who officiated 5 games or less have been contacted by FFV Referees.

Assessor and Instructors- $50.00
Non-active referees who perform the role of Assessor or Instructor. Branch mentors are also included in this package.

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.

Registration Tip- Ensure that "FFV Referees (Club)" is selected in step 1 of registration.

For a detailed guide on registration, follow the link here

If you are unsure of which package to register under please contact us at


Register to attend the 2018 Referee Seminar


All Referees, Assessors & Instructors are invited to attend the 2018 Referee Seminar, please see the details below:

FFV 2018 Referee Seminar
Saturday 3 February 2018 9am – 5pm
K309 Lecture Theatre
Building K Monash University, Caulfield Campus

To confirm your place at the seminar please register here. Anyone attending must register their attendance prior to the event.

This year’s seminar will provide referees with an opportunity to hear from a number of presenters including former FIFA / UEFA Champions League official Michael Fabian, leading Sports / Performance Psychologist Jacqui Lauder, AFC & FFA instructors will also present regarding the Laws of the Game & the use of Video Assistant Referees in the Hyundai A-League.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided to all referees in attendance, please bring along a water bottle, note pad & pen. Dress code is FFV referee polo shirt or similar. All referees are expected to attend the seminar.

Please note the venue is Monash University Caulfield Campus. Parking is available in the multi level car park adjacent to the university & surrounding streets. Caulfield railway station is located across the road from the University for easy access via public transport.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.


Expressions of interest - 10th Annual Macedonian Football Cup.

This year’s hosts and organizers are football clubs Altona Magic and Sydenham Park. 17 Macedonian clubs from around Australia have confirmed their place in the tournament.
-Tournament will be held on the 26th,27th and 28th of January.
-Home Grounds: Paisley Park Altona North and Keilor Lodge Reserve, Taylors Lakes.
This tournament is a senior men’s competition, experience in senior football as a referee or assistant referee is required.
If interested, please contact tournament referee coordinator Michael Mammis via email:



Announcement -2018 Referee Uniforms

FFV is pleased to announce a new partner for FFV referee uniforms for the 2018 FFV season. Mitre Australia has partnered with Football Federation Victoria as the official referee uniform supplier for 2018 and beyond.

FFV Major Partner Sportsmart will continue as the uniform retailer. In February 2018, Mitre uniforms will be available for purchase in-store from Sportsmart retail outlets and via the Sportsmart online store.

To read the full memo, please follow the link below.

-Referee Memo 19th Dec - 2018 Referee Uniforms


Announcement -Working with Children Check Memo


In recent months, the Victorian government has changed legislation regarding the requirements relating to the Working with Children Act 2005.

Prior to these changes referees were not required to hold a Working with Children Check. Recent changes now require all persons with direct or indirect contact with children to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

For the 2018 FFV season any person, 18 years and over, registered as a referee, assessor or instructor will be required to hold a current Working with Children Check – Volunteer category. Please note there is no cost for the volunteer check

The Victorian Government has published an information video to provide more information regarding the recent changes, we recommend you use this link to view the video WWCC Information Video

Each person 18 years and over, will need to provide FFV with their WWCC information before the start of the 2018 (NPL / NPLW February 16 2018, Community leagues March 23 2018).

To read the full memo, please follow the link below.

-WWCC Memo 15th December




Announcement - 2018 Referee Branch Positions.

We are pleased to announce the positions for the 2018 FFV Branch Management Structure. Please see below a link with a full list of the approved positions for all branches. Positions for Bendigo, Shepparton & Sunraysia branches will not be announced until local league structures have been finalised in due course.

FFV Referees - 2018 Branch Management Teams

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 2018.

The FFV Referees Department looks forward to working with all branches during the 2018 season.







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