Following a historical season for the Volleyroos including the promotion into Group One of the FIVB World League, Volleyball Australia is searching for a Men’s head coach to take them all the way to Olympic success.

The 2015 season will present both challenges and rewards for an experienced coach. It includes the World League (Group One), involving matches at home and away from May to July against Brazil, Italy and Serbia. The Asian Championships will follow the World League, which is an integral part of the Olympic qualification.
Finally, Australia may take part in the World Cup in Japan, aiming at direct Olympic qualification.

The Volleyroos are ranked within the top 15 nations in the world following their performances at the 2014 FIVB World League, Group 2, and the 2014 World Championships.
The successful candidate will be offered a contract through until the conclusion of the 2016 Olympic campaign.

Women's Indoor - Barnard reappointed Volleyroos coach


The Board of Volleyball Australia has announced following its latest meeting the re-appointment of Mark Barnard as coach of the senior women's indoor team, the Volleyroos, for what's set to be a blockbuster 2015.

Barnard took over as head coach of the Volleyroos in early 2014, and oversaw the team's first ever appearance in the FIVB Grand Prix.

Although the Volleyroos did not win a match at the Grand Prix, the team lifted its International ranking from 100 to 46th in the World.

Victoria and Queensland take back-to-back titles



Melbourne, Australia, December 8, 2014

Victoria’s University Blues women’s volleyball team has staged a remarkable comeback to win the Australian Volleyball League title for a second year in succession.

The defending champions were down two sets to love and 13-17 in the third before fighting back to beat Sydney’s UTSSU in five sets.

The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) deliver a range of courses for referees. The purpose of these is to prepare and develop national and international referees by improving and updating knowledge and competence of the rules. Courses delivered by FIVB fall into three categories:

  • National Referee Courses
  • International Referee Candidate Courses 
  • Refresher Courses

(Please note: The quality of the referee education program in Australia is such that Australian referees do not engage in FIVB National Referee Courses.)


For information on upcoming FIVB referee education courses being offered worldwide please view the relevant page:

FIVB Refereeing and Rules


Individuals interested in attending an FIVB Refereeing Course should contact the VA Development Manager as applications to attend any of these courses must be endorsed by VA for Australian referees


Referees interested in gaining International Referee accreditation should note relevant age limits appl

  • Volleyball - Be between 20 and 40 years of age (inclusive) at time of attending the International Referee Candidate Course
  • Beach Volleyball - Must be between 20 and 40 years of age (inclusive) in the year in which the International Referee Candidate Course is attended.




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