About Senior Official

A group of officials who have been identified as leaders within their chosen field. These officials are talent identified as a part of either the National High Performance Program or as officiating experts outside this particular program.

• Chief Judge • Referee • Area Referee • Sectional Referee • Course Supervisor • Official Mentor • Official Assessor • Official Workshop Facilitator

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:


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. Officiating roles may include: • Marshall / Check-Marshall • Starter / Check-starter • Recorder • Timekeeper • Finish Judge

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There are no prerequisites

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become a Senior Official, please contact the Surf Sports Manager at your State Centre. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/   For more information contact [email protected]

Other Opportunities Related to Senior Official

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

Official Mentors support officiating course candidates as they progress through their training.

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What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

Age managers are responsible for running activities for their group of nippers on the day, and encouraging children to learn and progress in their surf lifesaving activities.

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The core roles of the club secretary are to provide the coordinating link between members, the committee, and external agencies and to manage day to day administrative activities of the club.

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Coaches work with surf sport athletes across all of the disciplines of Surf Life Saving competition.

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