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Accreditation & Resources

Umpiring Junior Cricket

Umpiring junior cricket is a module for everyone, whether you’re a volunteer, parent, coach, or player looking to umpire. It’s an opportunity to play a crucial role in inspiring the next generation of cricketers. As a Junior Cricket Umpire, you’ll facilitate and officiate matches, helping kids develop a love for cricket and motivating them to continue learning and playing.

What You Need:

  • Passion for Cricket: Inspire the next generation to understand and love the game.
  • Clear Communication: Communicate clearly, support development, and build confidence.
  • Positive Approach: Mentor others through optimism and encouragement.

Join us as a Junior Cricket Umpire and make a difference on the field! Details of this course can be located on the following website:


Community Officiating

  • Cricket Australia’s Community Officiating Accreditation Program replaces the old Level One Umpire Accreditation course. This is a course designed for:
  • Those interested in becoming cricket umpires on a regular paid basis to officiate Competitive Club and Senior Cricket
  • Anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of the game.The accreditation program is conducted in two parts:
    • Part One – a knowledge based section completed on-line; and
    • Part Two – a practical section covering on-field technique and application of the knowledge gained in Part One.

The cost of the program is expected to be $40 which will include access to the on-line section of the course as well as the practical component.

Details of this course can be located on the following website:

Representative Officiating Accreditation

Cricket Australia’s Representative Officiating Accreditation Program which replaces the old Level Two Umpire Accreditation course. It has been developed to meet the training and education needs of umpires who officiate in competitions affiliated with State Cricket Associations. These umpires may be. It has been designed for those aspiring to umpire higher cricket levels, this course hones all aspects of your role. The course involves online learning, face-to-face workshops and match observations.

It aims to provide umpires officiating at all levels below first class with an appropriate level of competency. The program has a theoretical component, 2 workshops of 2 hours each designed to explore the skills and competencies required by match officials and finally an on-field assessment of the applicant’s ability to apply the theoretical and practical material under match conditions. This course is being redesigned in order bring the material into line with the current Laws of Cricket and ensure application of these laws and techniques are appropriate to the modern game.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be recognised through the awarding of a digital certificate, and your name will be registered on the Cricket Australia and the Australian Sports Commission data bases of accredited umpires.

The Representative Officiating program is offered to umpires who are currently umpiring in an official competition affiliated to a State Cricket Association at an all up cost amounting to $100.

Details of this course can be located on the following website:


The reaccreditation process is completed every four years via an online learning course and is undertaken for the level of accreditation you hold. If your current accreditation has expired or is about to expire, simply complete the online module of your lapsed accreditation and you will be reaccredited.

Details of this course can be located on the following website:

Umpire Engagement Programs

Junior Umpire Program

Attention all young cricket enthusiasts! Do you have a passion for the game and a love for fair play? Then the Junior Cricket Umpire Program is perfect for you!

Our program is designed to train young cricket lovers to become skilled umpires. With expert guidance and support from experienced mentors, you will learn the rules of the game, how to make confident decisions on the field, and how to manage players and coaches.

Not only will you be gaining valuable skills and experience, but you will also be making a positive impact on the sport you love.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to become a part of the cricket community and develop your skills as an umpire. Enrol in the Junior Cricket Umpire Program today and take your first steps towards a rewarding and fulfilling role in the world of cricket!

The purpose of the Junior Umpire Program is to introduce and train young people (usually aged 12-18) in the skills and knowledge necessary to become a cricket umpire. The purpose of this program is to help young people develop an interest in and understanding of the game, and to provide them with an opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary to become a successful umpire.

The program’s goal is to foster the development of the next generation of umpires and to encourage the participation of young people in the sport. By providing training and educational opportunities, the program aims to help young people develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become successful umpires, and to provide them with the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in the sport.

Following the success of the first edition of the Junior Umpire Program in May, we are excited to announce three more sessions coming up in 2023, one in each of July, August & September.

1.     26 July 2023 (6:30 PM- 8:30 PM): Donald McDonald Reserve, Black Rock, VIC 3193

2.     2 August 2023 (6 PM- 8 PM): Ted Summerton Reserve, Moe, VIC 3825

3.     6 September 2023 (5 PM – 7 PM): Caulfield Park, Caulfield North VIC 3161

Please visit the below link to register your spot!

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Umpiring for Women & Girls

Welcome to the Umpiring for Women and Girls Program! We are excited to introduce a unique initiative aimed at empowering women and girls to take on the umpiring role in Cricket.

This program is specifically designed to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where women & girls can develop their umpiring skills, gain confidence, and make their mark on the cricket field. Whether you are a beginner or have some prior experience, this program offers a platform for growth, learning, and networking opportunities.

By participating in the Umpiring for Women and Girls Program, you will have the chance to learn from experienced cricket officials, enhance your knowledge of the laws of the game, and refine your decision-making abilities. We believe that Women and Girls have immense potential to excel in the field of umpiring, and we are committed to providing the resources and support needed to help you thrive.

To express your interest and register for the Umpiring for Women and Girls Program, please complete the form here: Umpiring For Women & Girls Program

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to the CV Umpiring team at

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Umpire Opportunities / Vacancies

Interested in looking for a current umpiring opportunity or vacancy across Victoria? Click on the link below to view currently available positions.

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