Working as a referee

Once qualified, referees are rostered for games at Ivanhoe Knights home venues, except for the finals series when you may be required to attend other venues.

Referees are usually rostered for two to four games in any one session.


In the lead-up to each new season referees are required to advise, the teams in which they play or coach and any other commitments which will affect their availability.

The roster is then put together taking all of these issues into account.

It is also necessary to advise of any team commitments of your immediate relatives. For example: the team one of your parents coaches, the team in which your brother or sister plays.

Ideally you should not referee these teams and in finals and you are not permitted to referee these teams.


Referee striped tops are available from Fiddes Sports, 70 Bell Street, Heidelberg and from the Smith Street Sports Store, 462 Collingwood.


Referees are paid by the venue supervisor, at the end of each refereeing session. Trainee referees do not get paid. Apprentice referees are paid a small sum.

Further training

Referees can improve their grading by attending a referee upgrade school.

Registration fees

Referees require annual registration – this covers insurance and support required.

At the Ivanhoe Knights, referee registration is paid by the club however, as with referee training expenses, there is an obligation to prioritise commitments to referee for the Ivanhoe Knights Basketball Club on a Saturday.

Refereeing in another league

You are encouraged to referee in another league, such as mid-week competitions, to gain experience BUT you must gain permission from our Referees Supervisor before you do so.

Also, you have an obligation to prioritise your commitments to referee for the Ivanhoe Basketball Club on a Saturday.

Related information


External links

Basketball Victoria referee directions

EDJBA Code of Conduct


EDJBA Stadium Scoring Referee Guidelines (PDF)


Contact the Referees Supervisor Yvonne Cornell by email