Officials ensure competitions are run in a safe and secure environment, while maintaining rules and regulations.

SLSA Surf Sport Officials training sits under the umbrella of the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS), which covers over 80 different sports throughout Australia and is managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

There are four levels of the NOAS pathway as explained in detail in the SLSA Officiating Training Plan:

SLSA Core Official

Officials working with entry level participants in a club surf sport environment (recreationally or competitively). Participants will generally be non-bronze proficient.

SLSA Technical Official

Officials who choose to fulfil specific officiating role(s) and who work with participants (non-bronze proficient, Surf Rescue Certificate qualified or bronze proficient) who are actively competing in a club/branch/state surf sport competition environments.

SLSA Senior Official

Officials who choose to fulfil specific senior officiating roles and who work with athletes competing in state/national surf sport competition environments. The Senior Official is also a mentor to other core and technical officials and can facilitate NOAS training workshops in their normal roles.

SLSA Performance Official

A group of officials who have been identified as leaders within their chosen field. Please contact for further information.


Become an Official

Step 1: Course allocation
You can enrol in the course yourself via the Members Area. You will receive an email from ‘etrainu LMS’ once you have been allocated a course.

Step 2: Ensure you have a working with children clearance

Step 3: Complete the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) online Community Officiating General Principles

Upcoming Courses
Register for our upcoming Official Courses here.


Are you a Youth member and interested in becoming an Official? Check out our Youth Program!

Officiating Requalification

Please complete this form to renew your officiating award.