Referee appointments and International confirmations


It has been a busy period for our International referees with a number of appointments for International tournaments confirmed.

Tracey Holmes joins Volleyball Australia Board


Leading Australian and International sports broadcaster Tracey Lee Holmes has been appointed to the Volleyball Australia Board of Directors.

Volleyball Australia President, Craig Carracher, said Holmes would bring to Volleyball Australia not just the experience of working with some of the world’s biggest and most revered media networks, but also the experience of working at 10 Olympic Games.

Australians begin international beach season this weekend


A handful of Australians have arrived in Thailand and today begin their assault on the Asian Beach Volleyball tour.

Two men’s teams and two women’s teams are playing in the Khanom-Chang Asian tour event at Thung Song Provence.

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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