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Become an Official


Complete the Club Online Referee Course. The course can be accessed through your QWA account. It’s free and takes approximately 30 minutes. If you do not have a QWA account, you can create one for $35 per year for a Technical Official. Go to Member Login on the website then click on Create an Account

Apply for a Blue Card. All volunteers are required to hold a Blue Card as per the QLD government regulation. It takes up to 28 days for your application to be processed. It’s free for volunteers. Only teachers and police are exempt but can apply for an exemption card. Please see the link for more information

Blue Card Information Need help with your application?  

Blue Card Step by Step Application Process

Download the Technical Official Guidebook and familiarise yourself with the “DOs and DONTs” of a TO

QWA Technical Officials Handbook

AIS Learning Portal

IWF Technical Rules

IWF Updates

AWF Qualified Technical Officials Register

Have other questions. Send us an email and we will get back to you within 2 business days


Do you meet the criteria to upgrade your referee level?

Technical Officials Upgrade Requirements

If you are eligible to upgrade from Club > State OR State > National please contact Deb Keelan

Technical Official Upgrades

Congratulations to our new Club Referees who have completed the online course in July and August:

Gabrielle Snowdon
Cassandra Avenell
Bryce Knight
Adair Forsyth
Adam Kanofski
Sam Thorne
Stephanie Kirk
Adam Blair
Kyle Munyard

Congratulations to the below referees who have upgrade their referee level

Club to State
Steven Graham
Vicki-Lee McAnany
Jade Sharp
Andrew Flamank
Rebecca Kane

State to National
Kim Walker
Tara Hope

Recognition- Alex Croot
National Championship experience organised by QWA for Tara Hope

AWF/IWF Updated Rules

Sept 2019 Changes