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Welcome to the Athletics Australia Officiating Page. Becoming an official is easy. Please click below to get involved today! Officiating for most begins at local state meets, and for some, it can take you all the way to the Olympic Games. 

To start your officiating journey head to World Athletics E-Learning. Below is the World Athletics Pathway for Officials. 


  • The opportunity to remain involved in athletics if a person is unable to compete
  • An opportunity to socialise with like-minded individuals
  • The ability to be involved in, and give back to, a community focused organisation
  • Assist athletes to perform at their best and achieve their goals and dreams
  • The opportunity to officiate at National Athletics Events and Championships
  • The ability to progress to International competition such as the Olympic Games for those with greater ambitions

Officiating Athletics competitions is flexible and fun. Officials can attend as many or as few events based on their circumstances. Even if you are only able to come to one or two events per year or help out once a month, there is an opportunity for you to be a part of the officiating community.

Contact: for more information. 



Nominations Open

Australian Winter Championships - closed 2nd May 2024 - Late nominations may be accepted for Cross Country by emailing

Chemist Warehouse Australian All Schools and National Schools Final - opens in June. 


National Appointments

2024 Chemist Warehouse Australian Cross Country Championships


International Appointments

As a team, Australian officials not only deliver National Championships and high profile one day meetings in Australia, but also large scale international events. In recent times, they have delivered; the athletics component of the 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2001 World Athletics Final, the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As individuals, a number of Australian officials have been recognised on World Athletics and World Para Athletics officiating panels. These officials are often involved in major competitions around the world.

World Athletics Gold and Silver Referees, Race Walk Judges, Photo Finish Judges, World Para International Officials and AIMS Course Measurers 




Competition Rules (World Athletics and World Para) and Technical Information

WA Referee Education and Certification System (WARECS)

TR17.4 Rule Change | Handy Hints! 




A list of Nationally endorsed Level 3 Mentors can be found below:

AAOES Level 3 Mentors

Any questions please email