ARU Referees

Within Rugby Australia, refereeing sits in two departments - within the High Performance Department, headed by General Manager Ben Whitaker, and the Community Rugby Department's Rugby Services Team, headed by Lachlan Clark.

Rugby Australia is responsible for:

  • the strategic direction of refereeing in Australia
  • selecting and developing the National Panel of referees and other talent across the country
  • supporting and resourcing the education and training of referees at all levels.

Each individual State Union or Referee Association is responsible for:

  • the policy and implementation of coaching and appointing referees in their State
  • conducting Rugby AU-approved accreditation courses and other educational content
  • managing the process of accreditation and reaccreditation of referees in their State.

There are currently three Rugby AU staff with referee responsibilities:

Scott Young - Referee Manager, High Performance
Jamie McGregor - Match Officials Manager, Community Rugby 
Kate Halaska - Logistics and Administration Coordinator, High Performance

For more details about referees on the ARU’s National Match Official Team, please visit the ARU Match Official Team Profiles page.

ARU Referees Menu

Featured Referee

Featured Referee

Mitch Chapman

Mitch Chapman


View Full Profile