Bowls ACT supports a national framework of accreditation for officiating. This framework is provided by Bowls Australia and includes a combination of online and face-to-face learning and assessment. A national framework ensures consistency, minimum standards of expertise, and the broad understanding of best practice in officiating.

Want to get involved?

Markers, measurers and umpires are essential roles in the game of bowls. Officiating help keep our game safe, fair and fun for everyone. All the information and resources on how to become or reaccredit as a Marker, Measurer or Umpire can be found below.

Get Involved – How to become an official

There are three levels of national accreditation to officiate bowls, including the specific roles of Marker and Measurer, which lead to becoming an accredited National Umpire. Umpires may be eligible to become an ITO after 3 years of experience.


STEP 1Complete the online
learning component
STEP 2Advise Bowls ACT once you have completed
your online component
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STEP 3Complete your accreditation on green
with a Bowls ACT Assessor


National Umpire$44
Law Books$12