Netball Victoria host numerous Personal Development Opportunities & Programs for umpires at all stages of their pathway.

These programs are designed to assist:

  • Umpire support roles and mentors
  • On court umpires just beginning or working towards higher accreditation
  • Umpires aiming to gain entry into Netball Victoria’s High Performance Program
  • Anyone wishing to further their umpiring knowledge

Please visit the Umpiring Calendar for all available information and dates related to our courses, workshops & events.

Umpire Development Workshop (Testers Meeting)

Netball Victoria hold multiple of these educational workshops around Victoria making them accessible as possible for all wishing to attend. The workshops are designed for umpire mentors, testers, administrators and conveners.

The Umpire Development Workshops cover:

  • Umpire Testing
  • Badge Competencies
  • Online Application Process
  • Badge Updating Requirements
  • 2018 Rule Updates
  • Umpire Development Workshops

More information regarding dates, venues and how to register will be released shortly.

Umpires in the Field

The purpose of Netball Victoria’s Umpires in the Field program is to support the existing National Umpire Accreditation Framework by delivering two hour educational workshops designed for umpires at the grassroots level, as well as workshops that are aimed specifically for umpires who would like to work towards a higher accreditation.

The 3 workshops currently available are:

  • Introduction to Umpiring
  • Mentor Workshop
  • Your Decision Counts

For more information please head over to our Umpires in the Field page.

C Grade Development Camp

The C Grade Development Camp is an annual event held by Netball Victoria with the aim of giving C Badge umpires the necessary tools to be able to take the next step in their pathway.

This year is an overnight event in November hosted by Boroondara Netball Association.

Umpires arrive on Saturday morning and will be allocated matches to umpire throughout the day, where they will receive feedback from some of Victoria’s most experienced Umpire Developers. At the conclusion of the weekend, this feedback will be written up as a report for the participants to take back to their associations and leagues to continue working on.

Sunday consists of professional development workshops, some examples of topics being: Procedures & Protocols, Game Management & the National Umpire Pathway.


Dates: 10am Saturday the 10th of November – 3pm Sunday the 11th of November

Venue: Boroondara Netball Association

Cost: $185.00 (including accomodation & meals)

Bookings Close: 9am Wednesday the 7th of November 2018

If you would like to apply for this camp, please click here.

B Grade Development Camp

Information on this camp is coming soon.

High Performance B Grade Talent Squad

B Grade umpires who are selected into the Netball Victoria High Performance Program will have access to High Performance coaching at training sessions, as well as Netball Victoria events during the duration of the Program.

This program is also the pathway for selection into the Bupa Victorian Netball League Umpire Squad.

To apply or to nominate an umpire please download the 2018 B Squad Application Form and return via email to

Bupa Victorian Netball League Umpire Squad

The Bupa Victorian Netball League is Netball Victoria’s Premier Netball Competition.

10 teams compete in 3 divisions across 18 rounds of competition, culminating in a finals series.

Umpires can be selected to be apart of the Bupa VNL Umpire Squad through the B Grade Talent Squad, and have access to Netball Victoria’s High Performance Umpire Coaches on a weekly basis, gaining valuable experience and feedback, as well as the chance to be selected into the Talented Umpires Program.

Targeted Umpires Program

Information on this program will be available soon.

Elite Umpires Course

Run annually, this course is a pre requisite for umpires wanting to achieve their A & AA Badges.

More information on dates and locations will be available soon.


Please direct all enquiries to:

Netball Victoria Umpiring Department