Officials Courses

Courses are run all throughout the year all over of South Australia. 

Courses are conducted by an accredited Presentor and Assessor and include a theory session and on the green practical session. 

Accreditation – Umpire, Marker, Measurer
Re-accreditation – Umpire
Re-accreditation – Marker/Measurer

All application forms must be returned with payment to Bowls SA prior to the commencement of the course. This will enable you to receive your copy of the Officiating Manual before the course. If you wish for the manual to be posted to you there will be an additional postage fee of $10. 
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All courses run by Bowls SA have a cap of 10 people. Please contact Bowls SA with your application form to secure a spot as they will not last.

  • Reaccreditation (Marker/Measurer/Umpire) – Friday 19th February – 10am-2pm
  • New Marker – Friday 26th February – 10am-2pm
  • New Measurer – Friday 5th March – 10am-2pm
  • New Umpire – Friday 12th March – 10am-2pm
  • Reaccreditation (Marker/Measurer/Umpire) – Friday 19th March – 10am-2pm


Following courses to be held at Balaklava – please contact Allan Chivell to confirm your place – 

  • New & Reaccreditation Measurer – Sunday 14 February – 12pm-4pm
  • New & Reaccreditation Marker – Sunday 21 February – 12pm-4pm
  • New & Reaccreditation Umpire – Sunday 28 February – 12pm-4pm

Officials Skills Session

The Bowls SA Officiating Advisory Committee have introduced a new lot of training sessions for the currently accredited Marker, Measurers and Umpires to sharpen their skills in between accreditation years.

These sessions are designed for an accredited official to come along and gain some tips and tricks around marking a game, using the measuring equipment and get some clarification on rules that are you are not 100% sure on. 

The Officiating Advisory Committee is hoping to be able to come to each region of South Australia to run these courses throughout the year and meet all the officials in the area. Courses will be updated regularly below once dates and clubs have been locked in.