About Technical Official

Officials who choose to fulfil specific officiating roles and who work with participants who are actively competing in a club/branch/state surf sport competition environments.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

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


There are no specific qualifications


There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

16 Years + Working with Children Check ASC Community Officiating General Principles SLSA Membership

How do I make it happen?

Technical Official appointments are managed by your Branch and State Centres. Please speak to the Surf Sports Manager at your Branch or State Centre to find out more. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/   For more information contact [email protected]

Other Opportunities Related to Technical Official

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

Senior Officials also fulfil the role of mentor to accredited Core and Technical Officials, as well as being qualified to facilitate SLSA Official Training Workshops in their nominated roles. Officiating roles may include: • Chief Judge • Referee • Area Referee • Sectional Referee • Course Supervisor

Read more

This course is currently under development

Read more

Official Assessors support the high quality and nationally consistent assessment of SLSA officiating course candidates.

Read more

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.

Read more

The role of the social committee is to actively engage and attract surf lifesaving club members to a series of social events held throughout the year. Designed to promote the building of long-lasting relationships and amazing memories, the social committee's role is to use creativity and passion to ensure a social element is maintained within the surf club’s culture.

Read more

There are a wide range of opportunities available for members interested in participating in Surf Life Saving sport.

Read more

How are we doing?

You can provide feedback in the text box below. We will use this feedback to find ways of improving your experience of finding information about Surf Life Saving. No personal information is collected.

    Was this page helpful?

    Tell us how we could improve it: