General Officiating


We have had a couple of people not able to access the online testing using an iPAD. This issue has been investigated and the following two options should be attempted.

1. Use Chrome as your web browser. It appears that this is more compatible to Arbiter. You may however have problems with space and may not be able to install this application, in which case:

2. Click this LINK to access Arbiter.

In the event that these two options are not successful, please contact Mark Polden at


A new concept in online testing has been developed for ALA and is now available for all women's and men's officials to access for testing and progressing their accrediation. For umpires, this meets the testing requirement and will need to be followed by on field assessments. For referees, there are two sections of the test, both of which must be completed to meet the accrediation requirement.  

ALA extend our appreciation to Australian Lacrosse Referees Association South Australia and in particular Mark Polden for all his enthusiasm and work in making this online facility a reality. ALA will be conducting a review of online accreditation in the later part of the 2016 season in preparation to further developing online facilities for 2017. 

Any questions or comments can be forwarded to the ALA Director of Officiating, Kelvin Minerds at

Follow LINK HERE to the testing site.

For a step by step guide to do the test, CLICK HERE

call for nominations, UIC & RIC

This is a last call for nominations to the positions of:

  • Umpire in Chief
  • Referee in Chief

Representing ALA as the respective head official of Australian Umpiring and Australian Refereeing, these two honorary positions report to the Board of ALA through the Director of Officiating and play a pivotal role in supporting the management of officiating across Australia.

The positions are for a two year term commencing in December 2015.

The position of head official encompasses a broad range of duties including:

  • Selection of international and national officials squads
  • Joining in discussions on prevailing rules and interpretations
  • Chairing the respective National Technical Committee
  • Overseeing the push for recruitment of new officials
  • Overseeing the accreditation of all officials
  • Encouraging advancement in accreditation levels

Follow these links for: Terms of Reference and a RIC Position Description or UIC Position Description.

We encourage all persons that have the ability to help coordinate the officiating duties for either Women's Umpiring or Men's Refereeing to consider this vital role and nominate your expressions of interest without further delay.

Nominations close: COB 25th November 2015

Graham Sharpe, ALA Director of Officiating



The cost of the jacket is $80.00, including GST, postage extra ($15) if required. For more details click here.


Umpire in Charge positions available

The ALA is now calling for nominations to the position of:

Umpire in Charge - Women's Lacrosse - Women's National Technical Committee.

This position is a vital role to enable full progression of Women's Lacrosse across Australia. Any application received will receive due consideration with a view to immediate implementation.
For further details please contact Graham Sharpe,

Downloadable pdf: ALA UiC-Women's PD 4 Feb 2013.pdf


Access new officiating e-subscriptions

New Sports Coach and Sports Official online magazines are available on the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) website. The magazines provide valuable information for coaches and officials of all sports on areas including sports science, roles and responsibilities, nutrition, psychology and planning, and feature new technology as well as profiles of successful coaches and officials.