Want to get fit? Want to earn some extra money? Want to learn the rules of the game? Then the Townsville Touch Referees Association NEEDS YOU!

Referees play an integral role with all Touch Football competitions, ensuring our game is played in a fair, safe and enjoyable environment for all participants. Love them or loathe them, there would be no games without them!

While it's not for everyone, refereeing is an extremely rewarding experience for many people. Referees are considered some of Touch Football's most dedicated and highly regarded participants.

The Townsville Touch Referees Association pays referees for giving up their time to officiate over matches during the season and for some it can be very rewarding.

Already Accredited?

Register as a referee for this season

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Want to Learn How?

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Apart from being paid to referee, attending a referees course is a great way to learn the rules of touch football, and can aid players in their understanding of the game.

If you referee more than three (3) games in a season, you should consider attending the four (4) hour Level One Referee course to gain formal accreditation as a referee.

Becoming accredited is easy and is done via Touch Football Australia's "The Nest".

A list of upcoming face-to-face sessions is below, but make sure you read all of the below information first!

Find out more about the touch football referee accreditations

Upcoming Courses

Level 1 Referee
(Beginner referees)

No prerequisites



Level 2 Referee
(Local & Regional Representative referees)

Must have held Level 1 for 12 months


Register Interest

Level 3 Referee
(State Representative referees)

Must have held Level 2 for 12 months


Register Interest

Ready to Enrol?

All course enrolments are done through TFA's THE NEST.
If you haven't used THE NEST before, please follow the guide below to get started.


Step-By-Step Guide to Enrolling in a Course