There are three main officiating roles that need to be undertaken for each match. If you would like to get involved in officiating or to gain a better understanding of the rules for Volleyball please contact the Refereeing Officer or look through the FIVB rulebook (link in Training and Education).

Contact our Director of Refereeing to find out more!

First Referee

The 1st referee, also known as the top referee, is responsible for seeing the match run to completion, this is done by ruling on each point throughout the match. The 1st referee is also responsible for working with the 2nd referee and score bench to ensure the game runs smoothly.

Second Referee

The main role of the 2nd referee is ensuring that teams maintain proper rotation on the court and stay clear of the net. The 2nd referee is also responsible for looking after team substitutions and time-outs throughout the game.


The primary scorer is responsible for ensuring that an accurate score for the game is maintained using the FIVB scoresheet. This includes recording side-outs, time-outs and substitutions throughout the match, results at the end of the match and all required signatures.


Rates of Pay

According to knowledge and game sense required to appropriately referee, Volleyball Tasmania will pay accredited referees for undertaking 1st Referee duties. Pay rates are shown below:

Accreditation Level

Time Limited Games
(up to 60mins)

Scheduled matches
(3 sets)

Scheduled matches
(5 sets)

Foundation (level 1) $15 $20 $22.5
Development (level 2) $15 $22.5 $25
Elite (level 3) $15 $25 $30
Master (level 4) $15 $30 $40



Please select the accreditation option you would like to apply for

If you need to renew your current accreditation, please select one of the following links

If you want to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning / Current Competency, please select one of the following links


You can also familiarise yourself with the official FIVB rules and International Scoresheet: see files below. 

Other links: Volleyball Australia Officiating Page 


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