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: