Elevating Game Standards: Queensland Oztag's Commitment to Referee Excellence

As we all know referees play a major role in all sport, Oztag is no different. Knowing how important referees are to our games success, programs are in place to ensure referees are knowledgeable in all facets of the game.

Regular referee clinics are conducted at venues around the state for referees to stay in touch with any new interpretations to rules and also to assist new referees become familiar with communication and positioning techniques.

Queensland Oztag is also active within the High School system in regards to students learning basic rule interpretations. Both theory and practical components are used as part of the assessment process. If your school would like to become part of our program please call Queensland Oztag on 1300 469 824.

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Referee "Thank You" Program

This initiative aims to show appreciation to Oztag referees for their dedication, in addition to the fees they earn from officiating seasonal games. Referees will be rewarded three times a year by earning entries into a state-wide draw.

The number of entries a referee receives is based on the number of games they officiate each season, divided into three tiers:

  • Bronze: 1-8 games = 3 entries
  • Silver: 9-14 games = 6 entries
  • Gold: 15+ Games = 9 entries

The Referee Thank You Program offers a prize pool of up to $10,000 per season with three draws annually.

Furthermore, apart from the seasonal program, there is a tournament program that covers the four major events held each year, providing a prize pool of up to $7,400 per tournament based on the referee's level.


Referee Levels

Referee development is crucial in Oztag. The implementation of referee levels provides opportunities for referees to enhance their skills and be recognized for their efforts. Advancing to a higher referee level not only results in increased pay per game at local competitions and tournaments but also boosts the potential prize money you can earn through the Referee Thank You Program.

Level 1 Junior $15.00 $40.00 $20.00
Level 1 Senior $20.00 $40.00 $20.00
Level 2 $24.00 $65.00 $32.50
Level 3 $28.00 $75.00 $37.50
Level 4 $32.00 $90.00 $45.50

Please reach out to your local Oztag venue manager or contact us directly at Queensland Oztag for any additional inquiries.

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Referee Level 1

Written Assessment 2017

Referee Level 2

Work Book and Assessment Manual

Referee Level 2

Instructional Guide


ITF Rule Book


Oztag YouTube

Skills Videos


More Resources

Players & Family

Referee Signals

Oztag General Signals & Rules