Top referee Laura Moya tells us about her football journey.

The Role of the Referee

Referees are responsible for enforcing the Laws of the Game during a football match.

Eligibility/How to apply

To referee football:

FV also holds all-female courses twice a year:

  • During Female Football Week, just before the start of the Victorian football season, and
  • In October, as part of the W-League Festivals, just after the Victorian football season and just before the women's national league commences.

All-female courses are delivered subject to demand, so please register your interest here!

For more details on how to become a referee, see the Referee resources section.


The pathway to officiate at a higher level is through the FV Referee Academy. The best officials from the academy officiate in the top national competitions - Foxtel National Youth League, Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League matches - and some of our referees officiate internationally.

Referee resources

For anything related to refereeing in Victoria, check out our Referee resources section for the latest updates, links to the Facebook group, refereeing resources and more!

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