Registration for Senior Referees to complete the Level 4 Referee course are now open.

The MWFRA has a yearly intake of senior referees who are appointed to matches within the association.

Steps to Apply – Seniors

Step 1. Obtain the FFA’s free online Laws of the Game Certificate.

This certificate can be obtained by creating an account, completing the interactive Laws of the Game workbook and passing an online multiple choice examination here: Laws of the Game | Play Football

After you have done this, save a copy of the certificate and forward to [email protected]. This must be completed 48 hours before the course.

Step 2. Register for one of the following courses. Cost is $100.00 payable to FNSW.

Details regarding venue and start/finish time will be emailed to those that are registered.

Step 4. Register with the MWFRA

Log onto PlayFootball and register with the Manly Warringah Football Referees Association (enter this as the “club”).  Once you have logged in select the following package: 02. MWFRA New Senior Referee Rego and Course. This must be completed prior to attending the course. You will need to pay for the course, referee registration fees, and uniform at this stage. The cost is $150.00 payable at the time of registration. This must be completed prior to attending the course.

Step 4. Obtain a employee Working with Children Check

All senior referee’s must also have a valid Working with Children Check

You must have  a paid working with children check from the ServiceNSW, which you can apply for here, before your referee registration can be approved. A WWCC  costs around $80 and is valid for 5 years. Your WWCC number and expiry date must be entered when you register.



The course fee is too expensive. Is it possible to pay later?

The course fee is set and paid to FNSW. The MWFRA fee includes uniform, FFA/FNSW registration fees, a LotG book,  and course materials. We do not aim to profit from the courses and feel they are competitively priced. As such, we are unable to offer discounts or options to pay later.

How much will I get paid?

As a guide, the match fees from 2021 are here. Please note that they are subject to change each year.

I am unable to attend one of the above courses. Can I attend a team referee course?

Our team referee courses are specifically tailored for team referees. If you cannot attend on one of the above dates please contact Sigrid Mulherin at [email protected] to discuss.

What is your cancellation policy?

We follow the FFA’s cancellation policy, available on page 11 of the FFA’s AODS. Please contact us ASAP if you need to withdraw from a course.


Please don’t hesitate to contact Robert Iacono by emailing [email protected] with any questions about becoming a referee with the MWFRA.