Cricket Australia

Match Officials

Umpires play an important role in cricket, and this role was formally acknowledged in 2003-04 when Cricket Australia and the state/territory cricket associations celebrated the Year of the Official.

There are many opportunities to become involved in officiating at all levels of cricket. Contact your local state/territory cricket association for information on the umpire training programs and the different levels of umpire accreditation.

Opportunities exist for umpires to progress along a structured career program from local and district level, to state panels and Cricket Australia contracts. Australia is also well represented on the international panel of umpires who officiate in Test and one-day international matches around the world.

To get involved with umpiring, simply click on your state below to email the relevant state umpiring representative or Cricket Australia:


State Contact  Email
ACT Peter McCann
New South Wales Darren Goodger
Northern Territory Wolfgang Woerner
Queensland Rob Dunbar
South Australia Neil Poulton
Tasmania Richard Widows
Victoria Richard Patterson
Western Australia Barry Rennie
Why Umpire Because it’s the best seat in the house! You get to hear and see the action like nobody else. Come and join us.
Accreditation Cricket Australia offers a supportive pathway from Introduction to Cricket and Community-based Level 1 umpiring through to elite progression.
Appointments Click here to view all of the upcoming umpiring appointments for men's and women's domestic and international competitions.
Laws Of Cricket This section has information on the laws of cricket and playing conditions.
Resources For all your umpiring books and equipment needs.
Scoring Runs scored from the best seat on the ground.
Profiles Click Here to see profiles on the Australian members of the ICC Elite and International Panels as well as the CA National and Project Panels.
Contacts Questions about umpiring or scoring?

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