National Officiating Accreditation Scheme
Officials play an important role in managing and allowing a match to be played safely, fairly and within the laws of the sport of Bowls.
Officials who are accredited through the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme are recognised by Bowls Australia, the STA and the Australian Sport Commission (ASC). Bowls Australia has 3 accreditations which once achieved last four years; Marker, Measure and National Umpire. These accreditations are skill based and requires specific competencies. Bowlers can choose to gain accreditation has a National Umpire which encompasses accreditation as a Marker and Measure or Bowlers can choose to just complete a Marker or Measurer accreditation depending on their interests and needs. This allows for flexibility for a club member to just officiate as a marker but not an umpire at their local club or allow a Third to brush up on their measuring skills.
The final step in the Officiating pathway is the International Technical Official (ITO). This accreditation is a World Bowls accreditation. The ITO accreditation is designed for those already accredited as National Umpires who wish to umpire at national and international events and on TV at events such as the Australian Open, Commonwealth Games, and Grand Prix events.
Law Books can be purchased from Bowls NSW by emailing [email protected] ,
Law Books – $9 per book inc GST + plus postage & handling to be calculated at time of purchase
COP booklets can also be purchased,
COP booklet – $5.50 per booklet inc GST and postage & handling
Officiating Course Outlines
Marker – $22.00 per person
Measurer – $22.00 per person
Measurer Requalification– $11.00 per person
National Umpire – $44.00 per person
National Umpire Requalification – $11.00 per person
2019 Edition of Bowls Australia Officiating Manual
This updated edition of the Officiating Manual includes the following changes which have been made to the 2016 edition which was provided to you when you were last re-accredited.
Please click here for the updates
These details are provided so that you can bring your copy of the Officiating Manual up to date.