When it comes to playing the game of bowls it is obvious that volunteers are essential to the conduct of the sport. Umpires – essentially volunteers- are vital. They may be participating in the game as well as taking on the responsibility of umpiring, or they may be appointed by the controlling body for specific events. A knowledge of the Laws of the Sport of Bowls, of National and local regulations and Conditions of Play are fundamental, together with the ability to apply the appropriate law/regulation at a particular time/place.

Have you considered becoming an accredited umpire? Becoming an Umpire, Measurer or Marker in the sport of bowls is an option available to anyone. Umpires are vital to the game of bowls and should be respected when carrying out their duties. As you progress through the program and gain valuable skills, you have the opportunity to officiate at state, national and even international events.

The National Officiating Accreditation Scheme provides the framework of the accreditation of Umpires.

Becoming an Umpire for the first Time?

To become a fully accredited umpire, you must first complete the Measurer and Markers modules before then progressing to the National Umpires Course.

Courses are conducted by Assessors & Presenter’s approved by Bowls Tasmania and Bowls Australia. Courses are regularly offered and advertised through the Bowls Tasmania website.   To view the next available courses and to register CLICK HERE.

In addition, the theory parts of the courses can be done online through BowlsLearn with an on green assessment required to be undertaken by our Assessors & Presenters before accreditation is obtained. To find out more about BowlsLearn and to register online CLICK HERE.