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Get Involved in Umpiring

"Umpiring can be exciting, challenging, rewarding and gives you a greater understanding of the game. It is a life skill you can receive many rewards from. Our oldest umpire is over 80 and still enjoying officiating our matches."

The first step to becoming an umpire is to contact your Club Umpire Coordinator.

Your Club Umpire Coordinator will introduce you to the HATs “Have-A-Try” program.

You will require:

  • a whistle

  • the Netball Australia Official Rules of Netball rule book

  • a white shirt and skirt or white dress (boys to wear white shirt and shorts)


You will be required to:

  • Attend a “Fundamentals of Umpiring” session, usually held on the first Saturday of the season

  • Over time, complete the 2 online prerequisites for obtaining your C badge –

    • Rules of Netball Theory Examination (formerly known as Section 1 Umpire Theory Exam) – must obtain a 70% plus pass mark.  

    • Foundation Umpire Education Course (formerly known as the Level 1 Umpires Course).  


To complete the online e-learning go to the Netball Learning Centre.  Once you have logged in you can find the online courses by following these steps

  • Select the “Learnings tab” then “Online Learning”

  • Hit the “Browse Available Courses” button

  • Search for “theory”  in the “search catalogue” field for the Rules of Netball Theory Examination

  • Search for “foundation umpire” in the “search catalogue” field for the Foundation Umpire Education Course

Please contact the Whitehorse Umpires Coordinator if you need further information or assistance.

Rules of Netball

An updated copy of the Rules of Netball and other resources, is available here. Alternatively, if you ever have any questions or need to clarify a rule, view the Online Rule Book or email –

There have been changes made to the rules for 2024 set to come into place January 1. To read about the updated rules click here.

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