Referees are an integral part of the game of Basketball.  Becoming a referee is a great opportunity to develop your understanding of the game, keep active, earn some extra cash and can lead on to a challenging and rewarding career. BBA fully supports the development of our referees. Many of our South West WABL & NBL1 referees started as a junior in our domestic competition.

New Referees

Welcome to Bunbury Basketball Association Referees, one of the biggest referee programs in South West of Western Australia. We have a well-defined education pathway designed to help you get the most out of refereeing, and progress to the next level. Together with our team of Referee Coaches and Mentors, we hope to give you as much assistance as possible to be the best referee you can be. Minimum age to referee is 12 years old.

Our competition runs Monday to Friday afternoons / evenings and all-day Saturdays. We recommend new referees email us your expression of interest to referee this coming season and we can help you get started!

Existing BBA Referee Team Members

Welcome back! Bunbury Basketball Association is excited to be using RefBook again this coming season to help you manage your officiating life.

Never miss an assignment with all your scheduled games stored in the one place. Easily see upcoming appointments with full game details including Google maps. Confirm/deny appointments to ensure you know exactly what’s in the calendar, and automatically receive notifications of any late changes. Updating availability is a breeze, so you don’t have to worry about updating assignors or calendar conflicts. Claim for match fees and travel payments in the system immediately after the game.

How to get connected


RefBook App

FIBA Basketball Rules

WA Country Basketball

Federation Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)

FIBA Oceania

Basketball Australia

Basketball Western Australia

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Refereeing can be a rewarding and fun experience and a great way to earn some extra cash while working in an active environment. Referee training and accreditation pathway is outlined below:

Association Beginner Referee Course Accreditation

This course is designed to teach the basic skills required to be a basketball referee.  No prior experience is required to undertake this course however participants must be at least 12 years old prior to undertaking this course. Additional on – court training may be done after the course at the referees home association.

Level 1 Referee Course

This course is designed to teach the skill necessary to competently referee at domestic basketball (minimum of under 15s or 16s) as well as seniors. Domestic referees who have been refereeing for more than 12 months are eligible for this course.  Referees who are over 15 years of age should endeavour to be a Level 1 Referee prior to refereeing at WABL or State or Country Championships.

Advanced Referee Course

This course is designed to teach the advanced skills of officiating and aimed at representative officials who are refereeing WABL, State or Country Championships (championship divisions).  Referees successfully accredited at this level will be competently officiating Under 16 or Under 18 Championship level at WABL or equivalent in country regions under FIBA timing regulations.

Representative Referee Course

This course is designed to teach the expectations of an elite level official.  Referees undertaking this course should be already active within the high performance pathway or wishing to enter the high performance pathway.  Referees possessing the qualities to advance to the SBL or SBL division 1 level will be granted this accreditation.

Level 2 Referee Course

This course is designed to upskill referees who are actively officiating SBL Division 1 to assist them to the SBL level.  Referees should have undertaken the Level 2 Course prior to gaining an SBL contract


Bunbury Basketball Association are looking for expressions of interest for Referees.