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Become an Official

Officials are very important to the effective functioning of Athletics in South Australia. The primary role of Officials is to oversee athletics competition by conducting events through the enforcement of the specific rules of the particular competition and the rules of the IAAF. Given the diversity of athletics, there are a large number of different roles and positions that are available to officials. Some require technical knowledge and experiences, whilst others are fairly basic and require limited understanding of athletics. For example, working in photo finish requires training, whereas raking a long jump pit obviously requires virtually no experience.

In short, there is something for everyone, no matter your level of experience with athletics.

Officiating within the South Australian Athletics competition is flexible. Registered Officials can attend as many or as few events based on their circumstances. Even if you are only able to come to one or two events per year or help out once a month, there is an opportunity for you to be a part of the South Australian Athletics community.

Officiating in South Australia can provide many benefits including:

  • The opportunity to remain involved in athletics if a person is unable to compete
  • An opportunity to socialise with like-minded individuals
  • The ability to be involved in, and give back to, a community focused organisation
  • Assist athletes to perform at their best and achieve their goals and dreams
  • The opportunity to officiate at National Athletics Events and Championships
  • The ability to progress to International competition such as the Olympic Games for those with greater ambitions
To all the new officials thinking about getting involved, we encourage you! It is exceptionally rewarding and our new education pathway with Little Athletics Australia provides an easy-to-understand and transparent framework to ensure you have the knowledge required whatever your officiating aspirations
Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme

Register as an Official
Registering for an Official for the 2015/2016 summer season will be opening soon.
Police Clearance
From the 1st of January 2011, changes to child protection laws in South Australia come into effect. It is now a requirement that all accredited coaches have a valid police clearance. Athletics SA will need to sight a current police check before processing any accreditation and/or registration for participants that complete courses. For more information, and to complete the form:-

For Further Information

For more information please contact:
Athletics SA

08 8354 3477







Athletics South Australia
PO Box 84, Torrensville Plaza SA 5031
SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace Mile End, South Australia, 5031

P +61 08 8354 3477
F +61 08 8354 1219