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.

Bowls SA is heading up to the Riverland to run a full umpires course and Reaccreditation on the 1st and 2nd May. Spots are limited for the below courses, register now:

Marker – Saturday 1 May – Berri BC 9am-12.30pm
Measurer – Saturday 1 May – Berri BC 1pm-5pm
Umpire – Sunday 2 May – Barmera BC 9am-12.30pm
Reaccreditation (marker/measurer/umpire) – Sunday 2 May – Barmera BC 1pm-5pm


Following courses to be held at Mallala BC from 12pm – 4pm: – please contact Allan Chivell to confirm your place – 

New Umpire – Sunday 18 April

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.


  • Thursday 22 April 2021 5 pm for 5:30 pm till 7.30 pm @ Goolwa Bowling Club. Register here.