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Have any questions about becoming a referee at NDBA, 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 money and work flexible hours

·         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


·         Improve your life skills (e.g. communication, independence,

          confidence, decision making and awareness)

How much of my time will it involve?

This is dependent entirely on you.
Accredited referees can choose a permanent position on any roster or a casual / fill-in referee on any shift. Shifts run every day of the week.

What is the minimum age for a referee at Noosa Basketball?

The minimum age to be a referee and take the required theory courses is 12.

Beginner referees will "shadow" a supervisor on age-specific games until they qualify to be independent.

How much does a referee get paid?

Payment varies on the grade of the referee.

How will I improve as a referee?

All referees are coached and observed regularly by our Referee Coordinator and Supervisor, these officials 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.

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