Umpiring | Courses

Cricket is Australia’s favourite sport and millions enjoy the opportunity to play this great game and rise through its ranks.

Cricket needs good officials, whether it is to look after a junior game or go through the process of becoming a top level umpire and getting to the elite level.

It’s a thoroughly rewarding way to enjoy the game from the best seat in the house.

Accreditation, training and development of umpires are key factors in the recruitment and retention of players and officials as well as the development of the Australian cricket pathway.

Pathway Competitions and Accreditation

Community Cricket

  • Seniors
  • Juniors
Minimum accreditation - Community Officiating

Premier Cricket
  • Seniors
  • Juniors
  • Female
Minimum accreditation – Representative Officiating

State Panels
  • Women's National Cricket League
  • Rebel Women's Big Bash League
  • Toyota Futures League
  • KFC Big Bash League 
  • Fourth Umpire
  • Under-age championships
Minimum accreditation – Representative Officiating

National Umpire Panel
  • Sheffield Shield
  • Matador Cup
  • KFC Big Bash League
Cricket Australia Community Officiating Course
The programme
Online – one hour
Practical – 3 hours.
To register and pay for this course please, click here
The cost is $40
Practical course date Wednesday 17 August 2016
Female Practical Course date Wednesday Thursday 25 August 2016

Cricket Australia Representative Officiating Course
The programme
Online – two hours & 30 minutes
Practical sessions
To register and pay for this course please, click here
The cost is $100
Module One – Make effective decisions Tuesday 2 August 2016
Module Two – Planning & Organisation Tuesday 9 August 2016
Module Three – Self Management Tuesday 16 August 2016
Module Four – Apply Health & Safety Principles Tuesday 23 August 2016
Module Five – Apply Technical Knowledge Tuesday 30 August 2016

Winter Training & Development
Designed for new and experienced umpires to continue their learning and development in the art of umpiring.
The WACA offers a range of development sessions during the off season in preparation of the 2016-17 season as follows:
  • Decision making workshop – Wednesday 3 August 2016 & Wednesday 10 August 2016
  • Laws of Cricket – Wednesday 24 August & Wednesday 31 August 2016
WA Premier Cricket Playing Conditions 
  • Junior Playing Conditions – Wednesday 7 September 2016
  • Senior Playing Conditions - Wednesday 14 September 2016 & Wednesday 21 September 2016
Umpire Seminar Weekend
The annual Umpire seminar weekend plays a key part of the pre season preparation for all umpires and will be held at the WACA Ground.
This seminar weekend is open to all umpires from all associations and umpires from other associations are encouraged to contact their umpire managers and co-ordinators.
Dates: Saturday 3 September & Sunday 4 September 2016

For more information on any courses and information about registering to umpire in WA Premier Cricket in 2016/2017 please contact the WACA Umpire Manager:
Matthew Hall
Phone: 08 92657216
Mobile: 0411 056 587