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. 
Email forms to   


Allan Chivell will be running a number of courses in the Lower North From May to July. If you would lilke to book in for these courses, please fill out the abvove application form and email through to Bowls SA to securer your spot.

Sunday 4 July – Measurers – 1 to 5pm at Port Wakefield BC
Sunday 11 July – Markers – 1 to 5pm at Port Wakefield BC
Sunday 18 July – Umpires – 1 to 5pm at Port Wakefield BC

Sunday 8 August – Measurers – 1 to 5pm at Snowtown
Sunday 15 August – Markers – 1 to 5pm Snowtown
Sunday 12 September – Umpires – 1 to 5pm Snowtown

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.


  • Monday 3 May 2021 5 pm for 5:30 pm till 7.30 pm @ Berri Bowling Club. Register here.