Frequently Asked Questions

Have any questions about becoming a referee at Dandenong, find out the answers below. If your question is not answered below then please email us at: 

Why should I become a referee?

There are so many reasons to become a referee. Here are a few:

·         Earn some extra money and work sessions that you commit to

·         Be physically active and get fit

·         Be involved in basketball (especially if you love the game)

·         Gain a better understanding of basketball and its rules

·         Meet new people, make new friends and share many great experiences

·         Improve your life skills (e.g., communication, independence, confidence, decision making and awareness)

.        Develop and advance to higher levels of refereeing

How much of my time will it involve?

This is dependent entirely on you. Applicants will be required to submit an application, and once accepted into the course, their theory training will be 4 x 2hr sessions usually on a Monday or Tuesday evening.  The attendance at these four sessions is mandatory to qualify.  Once the theory training is completed, he/she will be able to go on court usually on a Saturday AM or PM, (other evening sessions can be arranged).  Once graded to apprentice usually 4 to 6 weeks, you can referee on any day or days of the week you choose.

What is the minimum age for a referee at Dandenong?

Any new applicant wishing to be a referee, must be 14 years of age when the first practical session starts of each school. This is largely due to data which shows applicants are more likely to succeed and enjoy refereeing when they are older rather than younger.

How much does a referee get paid?

It varies on the grade of the referee. Payments range from approximately $12 to $18 per game on Dandenong domestic competitions once graded.

How will I improve as a referee?

All referees are coached and observed regularly by a team of session Supervisors, the Referee Adviser, referee coaches and senior referees who all provide feedback and solutions to areas for improvement. This is coupled with experience you gain each week by being faced with challenges that you learn to overcome. With this experience and knowledge come better opportunities to referee higher quality games and be paid at a higher rate.

How do I become a referee at Dandenong?

Find details for the next Referee Learner Course by clicking here.

If you are already an accredited referee and want to referee at Dandenong please contact Allan Manhire via email here: