Umpiring | Overview

Being a part of the family of WACA umpires is a great way to become involved in an elite sport or to stay involved if you have previously been a player. Anyone with a passion for cricket can become an umpire.
Umpire development covers a wide range of skills and attributes that are readily transferable to and from many occupations and interests.

Developing positive attitudes, self motivation, goal setting, effectively dealing with people, developing positive self talk and positive mental imaging, as well as managing anxiety and emotions and enhancing concentration are part of the training and development programs. Umpiring provides an environment in which all of these can be learned, managed and enhanced.

Other benefits of being a WACA umpire include: 

  • Attractive match payments
  • Discounted membership of the WACA
  • Match day passes to Bupa Sheffield Shield matches at the WACA Ground
  • Access to membership of the WA Cricket Umpires Association
  • Opportunity to progress to State and National panels
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Fellowship

Season 2015/16 Intake for Umpires
The WACA website has been updated with the new dates for all of the upcoming training and development courses. In the meantime if you are interested in joining the WACA umpiring family please contact the Umpire Coordinator for all the necessary information.

Umpire Registration 2015/16
Click here to register for season 2015/16
Please complete as early as possible to allow for planning of development sessions.
In particular please note the added question regarding making yourself available as a mentor support person for new umpires.

Getting Started
To umpire in the WACA's District cricket competition (senior and junior men's, masters or women's), a high level of knowledge and competency is expected.

By choosing to umpire with the WACA you have elected to be part of the peak cricket body in Western Australia.

The WACA is committed to improving all aspects of cricket in WA and the WACA umpiring family is a respected part of the structure. Quality officiating plays a vital role in player development and it is important that at all levels the umpire is competent and maintains the positive image of WACA cricket.
Before commencing any umpire course you should review the current Laws of Cricket. This will provide excellent background to bring to the course.

A copy of the current Laws can be found at

For more information
Matthew Hall, WACA Umpiring Manager
Phone: 9265 7216
Mobile: 0411 056 587