If you would like to become a referee, you must contact your state representative to organize a time to sit the referee exam. These exams are run ad-hoc throughout the year, so lodge your interest to be involved.
The exam uses the GPC Australia rule book, available HERE on the GPC Australia site, so study it well.
There are four categories of GPC referees:
Category 1 - referees must have passed the written GPC Australia referee’s exam as confirmed by the national technical officer and may head or side judge at novice competitions as well as side judge at state competitions.
Category 2 - referees must have head judged at a novice competition and side judged at a state competition and been approved by a state representative of GPC Australia. These referees may head judge at state competitions and side judge at national competitions.
Category 3 - referees must have head judged at a state competition and side judged at a national competition and been approved by a state representative of GPC Australia. These referees may head judge at national competitions.
Category 4 - referees must have head judged at national competitions.These referees are now able to sit the GPC international written and practical exam, ultimately being able to authenticate GPC world record attempts at international competitions.
Qualifying as a Referee
Written Exams must be completed at the state delegate’s arrangement, or at an official "Referee Workshop".
In order to pass the written exam, a member must answer 100% of the questions in “Section A” correctly and at least 85% of the questions in “Section B” correctly.
To improve your Referee Category status, a referee must sit practical exams.
* GPC Australia referees may have their refereeing status revoked upon consideration of their performance and abilities.
By agreement of the President, Vice President and National Technical Officer, a member may be granted Category 1, 2 or 3 Referee Status without having completed the aforementioned prerequisites.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All referees must judge at least one competition every two years in order to keep their referee status current.