Netball Australia is responsible for developing resources to support the education of umpires within the netball community. The following information provides an overview of the type of resources currently available:

Official Rule Book 2016

The Rule Book incorporates the playing Rules of the International Federation of Netball Associations.

To purchase a copy of the Rule Book, please contact your State/ Territory Organisation. This resource is now available to purchase on the Online Shop

National Umpire Development Framework (NUDF)

This is a comprehensive guide to umpire accreditation and umpire development within Australia and includes details of the structure of Netball Australia’s Umpire Committees and Panels. It contains all the information you need to gain an umpires badge for netball, from club level right up to national level.


Netball Australia High Performance Umpire Pathway:

The Netball Australia High Performance Umpire Pathway compliments the National Umpire Development Framework (NUDF) and is aligned to the national athlete pathway. It is a staged approach to an umpire’s development and outlines the programs and support services along with policies and procedures that describe the identification and development of umpires within the high performance environment. The Netball Australia High Performance Umpire Pathway will identify and develop the next generation of umpires and provide a world class system that prepares them to perform at their best at national and international events.

Netball Australia High Performance Umpire Pathway_2017 Edition

Disability Resources:

The following resources have been developed in partnership with Deaf Netball Australia and Deaf Sports Australia to assist umpires and players to understand the relationship between a rule and its relevant hand signal.

Official Rules of Netball – Hand Signals

Rule 9 Offside

Rule 11 Positioning of players for Start of Play (Breaking)

Rule 13 Playing the Ball (Held Ball)

Rule 13 Playing the Ball (Short Pass)

Rule 13 Playing the Ball (Over a Third)

Rule 14 Footwork

Rule 16 Obstruction

Rule 17 Contact

Important Documents:

‘AA’ Badge KPI’s

‘A’ Badge Resume and KPI’s

‘B’ Badge Resume and KPI’s

‘C’ Badge Resume and KPI’s

C Grade 

Tester Training Report

Netball Australia Umpire Test Report

National Umpires Appointments 2017