Become an Official

Officiating is a fun and exciting way to become involved with lacrosse.  It's a great way to keep fit, and you will have the best view of the action! It is also a great way to earn some extra money while giving back to the sport and your club. 

Receive your accreditation by achieving a score of at least 60% on the relevant online test.

Accreditation lasts for one year from March to March. This is in line with VLO (Victorian Lacrosse Officials) officiating practices. 

All of the 2021 Referee and Umpire Tests are now available. 

Please note for the Men's exam, WL timings are on the exam. Lacrosse Victoria will keep the time constraints as were in place in 2019. Please note, for the Senior Men's Online Test the timings are for ALA competition and not Victoria. 

Also, ALA have instituted a policy for annual accreditation. Starting in 2020 Lacrosse Victoria will follow this policy as well. 

All payments will be made based on the level of accreditation you have achieved. If you have passed the U13 Boys Online test then you will only be paid for U13 or U11 Boys games and not U15 or higher. 

In 2021 LV and VLO have developed a Rules Familiarisation Quiz for the Senior Men's rules (Senior Women's is in development). No accreditation is gained by completing the 15 minute quiz but it is a great resource to quickly test your knowledge of basic rules and intrepretations. If you wish to take the quiz please visit the link above or here: Rules Familiarisation Quiz

Should you wish to become an accredited men's or women's official, please take one of the Test's below. 

Please note the following requirements needed to gain accreditation for ALA Level 2 State and Level 3 National exams. 

ALA Level 2 State Requirements: 3 attempts allowed for a passing grade of 80%, a minimum of one year of experience as an accredited Club Umpire (Level 1) and a practical on-field assessment of at least 100 minutes of game time. 

ALA Level 3 National Requirements: 3 attempts allowed for a passing grade of 90%, a minimum of one year of experience as an accredited State Umpire (Level 2) and a practical on-field assessment of at least 100 minutes of game time at the ALA U18 National Championship. 

Online Tests - 2021 Season

Male Competitions
ALA Senior Men's Online Test - complete this test to be accredited for all LV Male Competitions.
LV U13 Boys Online Test - complete this test to be accredited for U13 & U11 Boys' Competition.
LV U11 Boys Online Test - complete this test to be accredited for U11 Boys' Competition.
 
Female Competitions

ALA Senior Women's Online Test - complete this test to be accredited for all Female Competitions.

ALA Level 2 State Women's Online Test

ALA Level 3 National Women's Online Test 

Male Competitions

Competition                  Test Required
(pass rate of 60% for all tests)          
Payment
(per game)
Senior Men            ALA Senior Men's Rules Test $25
U17 Boys ALA Senior Men's Rules Test $20
U15 Boys ALA Senior Men's Rules Test $20
U13 Boys ALA Senior Men's Rules Test, or
LV U13 Boys Test
$15
U11 Boys ALA Senior Men's Rules Test, or
LV U13 Boys Test, or
LV U11 Boys Test
$15

FEMALE COMPETITIONS

Competition Test Required
(pass rate of 60% for all tests)         
Payment 
(per game)
Senior Women              ALA Senior Women's Rules Test $25
U17 Girls ALA Senior Women's Rules Test $20
U15 Girls ALA Senior Women's Rules Test $20
U13 Girls ALA Senior Women's Rules Test $15
U11 Girls ALA Senior Women's Rules Test $15


*Women's lacrosse officials are now only required to successfully complete the online test to be considered an LV Club accredited umpire. 

Lacrosse Officials can also join VLO (Victoria) as an independent official. VLO officials receive a higher match payment, however they must achieve a higher score on the online testing. More information regarding VLO is available here.

Rulebooks for Men's and Women's Lacrosse are available in the Match-Day section on the Downloads page. 

If you would like more information regarding officiating please contact office@lacrossevictoria.com.au.

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