1. July 2024

    1. Mon 15

      WSC #3 Round 1

    2. Wed 17

      Delegates Meeting - online

      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    3. Sat 20

      DS Round 10 | BCNA Sports Day

    4. Sat 20

      Netskills Program Session 6

      8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    5. Mon 22

      WSC #3 Round 2

Full calendar

Accreditation Umpire

For more information contact our Umpire Committee umpire@westsnetball.org

The Rules of Netball Theory Exam

  • The Rules of Netball Theory Exam tests the basic rules of the game.
  • A certificate is generated for all candidates who achieve a pass of 70% or above.
  • It is highly recommended that prior to commencing this exam you read a copy of the Rules of Netball(2024).
    • A pass is a prerequisite for:
# C Grade Badge, the introductory level umpire accreditation.
# State Bench Official Accreditation.
# Development Coach Accreditation.
# WDNA Rep players are required to sit this exam.

The Learning Portal for Netball Australia  - click here.

Start the Rules of Netball Theory Examination today!

How to process your umpire accreditation in Netball Learning:

Click here for instructions.

Foundation Umpire Course

The foundation Umpire course has been designed to assist you in achieving the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective umpire and enjoy your officiating role.

The Course is a pre-requisite for obtaining an Association Award and a National C Badge.

The course contains the following modules:

  • A good umpire
  • Getting started
  • Umpiring techniques
  • Rules in action
  • Where to now?

Aiming for your National C

Congratulation you have earned your Association Award!  

Now you are aiming for your National C.  What comes next?  Click 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.

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.

We recommend that all umpires continue to upgrade their knowledge, skills and competencies after they've attained 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 lastest information on developments in netball;
  • Rules knowledge and current interpretations;
  • Access to the most up-to-date techniques and skills relating to umpiring.

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

See Netball Australia Umpiring Accreditation - click here.

Official partners of Western Districts Netball Association


Western Districts respectfully acknowledges the Turrbal and Jagera peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we play netball.