Become an Umpire

Have you thought about umpiring but havenít a clue how to start? Well itís easy! There are plenty of people around the country willing to give you a helping hand.

The AFLís Green Shirt Program is an umpire education and development program that uses experienced umpires to mentor new and inexperienced umpires.

Learn more about the AFL's Green Shirt Program.
How can I become an umpire?

  1. Fill out the enquiry form to register your interest in becoming an umpire. These details will be passed on to the relevant local umpiring group in your area who will contact you and provide you with the information relating to that group.

  2. Enter your postcode in the umpire group locator on the right-hand panel to find your nearest umpiring group and contact them yourself.

Training for most local umpiring groups is run twice a week at a specified training facility with qualified coaches to assist in your development as an umpire.

AFL Umpire Pathway Program

The AFL Umpire Pathway Program assists umpires to achieve their potential and provides the opportunity for those umpires wishing to one day umpire in the AFL. 

The pathway is a staged approach to an umpire's development and ensures the standard of football the umpire is officiating in is matched by the umpire's competencies. 

The pathway is also aligned with the playing pathway which allows greater integration between playing and umpiring. 

The AFL Umpiring Pathway

Chart showing the AFL Umpiring Pathway