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2018 INF Rules of Netball > Download here

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National Umpire Development Framework 2018 > Download here

Financial Membership

All umpires must ensure that they are financial members of Netball Victoria before they take the court to umpire. If umpires take the court whilst not a financial member, they are not covered by the Member to Member cover (where one member takes legal action against another member for injury caused), and the Association is also not covered by the Professional Indemnity cover.

Umpires Theory Exam

Netball Victoria has advised that its Umpires Theory Exam is now available online. Candidates are now able to sit the exam at anytime at no cost. 100 question will be available for each online exam. The questions will be randomly selected and each exam will be different. Candidates must have a minimum pass of 70%. Go to www.netballvic.com.au

Level 1 Umpire Course

The pre-requisites for attending any Level 1 Umpires Course is as follows:

Must be at least 13 years of age;
Must have a current theory exam mark;
Must have umpiring experience.
The Level 1 Course is basically the final requirement for someone who is going for the 'C' badge.

Umpire Testing

C Badge

Candidates must have a theory pass of 70% and over and attendance at a Level 1 Umpires Course. A 'C' grade umpire shall:

  • have reasonable control

  • have a good knowledge of the rules

  • have a voice and whistle that is loud and clear

  • have good coverage of the court

  • show good application of all general rules

  • apply contact and obstruction consistently

  • have efficient centre passes

  • show awareness of the advantage rule and apply it, for example 'advantage obstruction'

B Badge

Candidates must have a theory pass of 80% and over and attendance at a Level 1 Umpires Course. A 'B' grade umpire shall:

  • have good control of the game

  • have detailed knowledge of the rules

  • have a voice and whistle which are easily heard

  • make clear and precise decisions

  • have a very effective coverage of the court

  • show clear application of contact and obstruction

  • apply the advantage rule consistently

  • penalise all other infringements

  • ensure correct and efficient centre pass