Friday, 17 January 2020


Returning members from previous years or new members all need to register with the association online.

Go to 
and select your own account to register. Enter "Victorian Referees" when searching for your club, and answer the questions. Typically if nothing has changed since last time you registered, keep clicking next until you get to the end.

For help on this process download the Rugby Xplorer Registration Guide.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Fitness Training Jan and Feb

OK so using the 'meeting' image for this blog entry might be misleading to some, but running around - and eating - involves plenty of discussion time, so fitness training for referees is definitely classed as a meeting!

Our time at the Power House rugby ground in Albert Park will start in February - so we have a light start for you until then:
  • Saturday 18th - Run Fawnker Park (across road from hospital) followed by brunch (see Facebook)
  • Monday 20th - Tan Run - meet at the Tan Pillars at 6:30pm near the Swan St Bridge
  • Monday 27th - take the day off its a public holiday!
  • Monday 3rd Feb onward - 6:30pm start at the south eastern end of the grounds. Optional dinner outing afterwards.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Season 2020 Planned Calendar

Hello 2020!

Time to start moving and thinking rugby. See attached the planned season calendar which includes training, education and social events. From February we aim to be back at Albert Park for training, and our education sessions will be at Bell's Hotel. Of course there may be some adjustments as we proceed, but this should give you plenty of notice to plan.

View this calendar 3 ways:
- On the left side of this webpage
- If you use gmail / google - view the calendar with this link
- Download and print this 2 page colour coded PDF

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Tan social run

During the offseason it's easy to slip into bad habits. To avoid this, join your referee teammates on run of the Tan each Thursday evening. All levels welcome as the goal is is to keep moving rather than breaking land speed records - think 'a conversational pace'. And there will always be willing folk to carry on the conversation over a meal or drink afterward. Meet for a 6:30pm start at the pillars near the Swan St bridge.

Friday, 27 September 2019

2019 AGM Notice

Join us at 6:30pm on 16th October at Henry and Fox for the AGM. Attendance is important - a quorum is required. As well as confirming minutes of prior meeting and receive/consider the financial statement for the year, we will also elect: Patron, President, VP Recruitment and Retention, VP Education and Development, VP Coaching and Grading, VP Community, Secretary and 2 Ordinary Committee Members.

Friday, 6 September 2019

2019 Awards Dinner

Join us at 6pm on 5th October at Henry and Fox to celebrate season 2019. $60 for a 3 course dinner payable by direct deposit to the VRRA bank account. 

Sunday, 4 August 2019

July Ed: Refereeing for over 40s and Finals Rugby

So after our double booking in June - we're having another go at refereeing for over 40's as well as getting ready for finals rugby.

For revision, watch this video from Rohan Hoffman, and read this paper from Ron Mancell.

And for finals - take another look at the Vic Rugby Competition Rules (for juniors and seniors) and the Victorian Schools Local Rules.