Refereeing this season? Make sure you're up-to-date with the playing rules and relevant competition by-laws, which you can find below!
The most recent version of the touch football playing rules have been in effect since January 1, 2020. If you are returning to the game after an absence, please see below some educational videos published by Touch Football Australia to assist you to understand the changes that were implemented in Edition 8.
3 March 2023 (Rules 12.1, 12.2 & 12.3) - Clarification of the touch count when the ball is brought back into play after a knockdown
29 May 2023 (Rule 24.4) - Clarification of the number of players allowed on the field during a drop-off, when one team has had a player dismissed for the remainder of the match
12 October 2023 (Rule 18.8) - Clarification regarding the Exclusion Rule and non-deliberate acts
15 June 2023 - New Guidelines for Negative Behaviour Towards Referees
To help you understand the rules of touch football, here's a series of videos created by Touch Football Australia which explain the basics.