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Refereeing is a great opportunity for ex players and those wishing to keep involved in sport to be a part of the other side of football, whilst keeping active and social. KDFRA have many dedicated senior members, including Dougal Graham (pictured on the right), who has refereed for over 35 years with KDFRA!

Senior Referees will primarily officiate older youth football matches, as well as afternoon men and women all age, over 35, and over 45 football matches. Just a couple games over your weekend should cover your petrol expenses for an entire month! In addition, because refereeing is seen as a hobby, your refereeing income is non-taxable!


To become a referee, there is a $290.00 course fee, which includes the cost of becoming an accredited referee, your first year of membership, and also covers all of your uniform and equipment needed. You can easily earn that money back by getting on the park and refereeing some matches.


The Association will provide you with plenty of coaching and feedback in your early days of refereeing, so that we can help you continually develop and improve your skills!

If you would like to complete a Referees course with KDFRA, see the instructions checklist below:


1. KDFRA Website Registration

Please complete the KDFRA Website registration at which is where you will put in important details such as contact details and bank details. 

This step can be done last, but please ensure you complete. 

2. Pay Course Fee

KDFRA charges all new Referees $290.00 to complete their Referee Course. As mentioned above, the course fee includes your first year of registration, the cost of your accreditation, as well as your uniform and equipment expenses.

To pay your membership fee, visit KDFRA registration portal on (click on link); and

  1. Click 'Get started';

  2. Click 'Already Have an Account' and then login using your Email address and Password;

  3. Click 'Continue';

  4. Select the 'New Senior Referee' package;

  5. Update your contact details if necessary;

  6. You will be required to upload a recent picture of yourself for identification purposes;

  7. If you are over the age of 18, you will be required to provide KDFRA with your PAID Working With Children Check number;

  8. Follow the payment prompts

NOTE: If you are paying via bank transfer, our bank details are:

BSB: 062 151
A/C No.: 1009 1220
Reference: Please include your surname, initial and ‘Membership’ in the reference

For your convenience, a YouTube tutorial video has been created to assist with this procedure. You can view it below. 

Once you have done this, move onto the next step.

3. Order Equipment

So that we can get you out on the park refereeing as soon as possible, you need to help us by ordering your uniform as far in advance as possible. We anticipate in supplying you with your uniform at your selected course.

You can order your uniform via our Google Forms link

4. Enrol In Referee Course

Click on the hyperlink to the course which you would like to enrol in. There is a 3 day cutoff to enrol in a course.



Course #1: 11 February 2023 (click here to register)

Course #2: 19 February 2023 (click here to register)

Course #3: 11 March 2023 (click here to register)

Course #4: 18 March 2023 (click here to register)

Course #5: 19 March 2023 (click here to register)

Course #6: 2 April 2023 (click here to register)

Course #7: 23rd April 2023 (click here to register)

Course #8: 19th and 25th July 2023 (click here to register) - Female only course (Free cost)

Note: it is very important that you follow this step so that we can confirm attendance numbers for each course.

Please note that if courses do not reach our required minimums, we will advise you of an alternative date that you will be required to attend.

*PROBLEMS ENROLLING IN REFEREE COURSES* - if your FFA Number starts with a "1", you may receive a message saying "The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request." To fix this, you need to click THIS LINK and register for the QMS Education Package. Once you have done this, you should be able to enrol in the course after 24 hours. If you are still experiencing an issue in enrolling in the course, email Jake Cohen at

Once you have done this, move onto the next step.

5. Complete Online LOTG Certificate

It is an FFA requirement that you complete the FFA Laws Of The Game (LOTG) Online Certificate prior to attending a Level 4 Referees Course. The certificate takes at least 4 hours to complete, so please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time to complete this before attending your Course. If this is not completed upon arrival at your enrolled course, unfortunately you will be turned away by the instructors on the day.​

You can complete the Online Certificate via:

Please bring a copy of your LOTG Online Certificate to the Course you have enrolled yourself in.


Course FAQs 

Q: What time does the course start and finish?

A: The course is set to start at 9:00am and finish at 5:00pm.

Q: Will lunch and drinks be provided?

A: No, you will need to bring your own food and drinks to last you the whole day.

Q: Will we be mainly inside or outside for the course?

A: The majority of the course will be run indoors, but please wear comfortable footwear and clothing as we will be doing some practical referee training on the field.

Q: Who do I speak to if I have any questions or issues?

A: Contact our Registrar at

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