Updating – On Court Umpires

All on court umpires are required to complete a series of tasks over a four year period after they’ve successfully attained their Netball Australia C, B, A or AA badge.

We recommend that all umpires continue to upgrade their knowledge, skills and competencies after they’ve attached their badge. Staying up-to-date maintains the overall quality of umpires in netball and makes sure they are provided with ongoing education and development opportunities.

Our ongoing education and development opportunities cover areas such as:

  • The latest information on developments in netball
  • Rules knowledge and current interpretations
  • Access to the most up-to-date techniques and skills relating to umpiring

We’ve changed the way our accreditation updates work, making it easier for our coaches, umpires and bench officials. Find out more HERE.


Maintaining your accreditation

We require umpires to reach a certain number of points of updating activity to maintain their accreditation at the relevant badge level.

For the A and AA badge, umpires must successfully complete a practical assessment as well.

Use the table below to see how many points you need.

50% of the required updating should be completed through on court umpiring. Practical umpiring can be undertaken at any level and may occur on a regular basis (weekly, fortnightly) or in specific situations such as camps, carnivals etc.

The successful completion of the Rules of Netball Theory Exam (pass mark as required for the badge being updated) is a mandatory updating requirements for all badge levels.

Applications for updating will be accepted for up to 12 months following the expiry date of the accreditation.

Once a C, B or A badge accreditation has expired for a period greater than 12 months, application should be made to the relevant Member Organisation for consideration.

Once an AA badge accreditation has expired for a period greater than 12 months, application should be made to Netball Australia for consideration.


Updating – Presenters/Testers

Umpire Presenters and Testers that are no longer umpiring must hold a current (within the last 4 years) Rules of Netball Theory Exam pass mark relevant to their badge level to be eligible to present and/or test as part of the National Umpire Accreditation System.


Download Updating forms