Officials Course: Umpire Reaccreditation at Hawthorn

August 03 2022

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Take the first step towards becoming an Umpire and get yourself enrolled into one of our Officials Courses.

To undertake a Bowls Australia re-accreditation course (Umpires or Measures/Markers) your Officials qualification must not be more than 4 months expired. This course is only suitable for those wishing to be re-accredited.

All accreditations last for four years and after this period of time, you will need to successfully complete a re-accreditation course to maintain this qualification.

What is involved?

If you decide to undertake any of the courses, you can expect:

  • Some pre course readings
  • 4-hour small group session facilitated by one of Bowls SA qualified Presenter and Assessors
  • Practical and theory assessment
  • Ongoing communication from Bowls SA

The assessment is based on the Bowls Australia Laws of the Sport theory examination, and practical evaluation through an established competency-based assessment system and self-reflection.

Event Details


Key Dates & Times

Course Date:

3rd August 2022


10 am – 2 pm. 

Please arrive 15mins before the start time

Registration Closes:

27th July 2022


Hawthorn Bowling Club

86A Monmouth Road, Hawthorn SA 5026


Investment: $33

Those registering for a course will need to have a current version of the Law Book, which can be purchased from Bowls Australia Online Shop if you don’t have one already.


Step 1

Click on the registration link below.

  • Submit all required information
  • Review the terms and conditions of the course     
  • Make payment

If you are not able to complete the process, it is likely the course is SOLD out and you will need to register in the next available course that suits you.

Step 2

Ensure you have a copy of the Law Book and Officials Manual.

These can be purchased from Bowls Australia. As these come from interstate, please allow enough time for you to receive them.

Step 3

Once registered, look over the content and check your emails (including junk or spam) for confirmation communication.

Please note:

  • If you need any assistance please give Bowls SA a call on 8234 7544.

Course Prep


Joan Prosser


  • Show the approved assessor you have the most current copy of the ‘Laws of the sport of bowls’. These can be purchased from Bowls Australia.
  • Please take the time to read the terms and conditions of the course
  • You will need to bring:
    • Your own set of bowls
    • Your own water and lunch unless otherwise told
    • Sun protection – hat and sunscreen
    • Pen and paper or device to take notes

If you book the course without these requirements, your registration will be cancelled and a refund will be provided. 



All participants can be expected to be treated with respect and supported throughout the training. To pass the course, one needs to demonstrate competencies in their ability to fulfil the role including theory and physical components.  

Course preparation

  • Have your club secretary/president complete and return the “Recognition of performance: Official Letter” to the course assessor.
  • Show the approved assessor you have the most current copy of the laws of the sport of bowls.
  • All participants need to have their own copy of the current Law Book. These can be purchased from Bowls Australia.

Code of Behaviour Agreements 

Cancellations and refunds 

  • If you are no longer able to attend a session, you will be provided with a credit to rebook a course within the next 9 months.
  • Requests for refunds must be made in within 14 working days prior to the commencement of the course. All requests must be sent to
  • All refunds are subject to an administration fee of 20% of the total course fee.
  • Refunds will be not given for partial attendance, nor will make up sessions be provided.
  • No refunds will be provided if an umpire is deemed not yet competent.
  • Refunds will be paid at the completion of the course.
  • Bowls Australia Ltd and your state/territory association reserve the right to cancel the course. Every effort will be made to give reasonable notice to those who have applied when a course is cancelled. Those enrolled will be given a full refund.