Officiating & Laws Committee

About the Officiating and Laws

The key responsibilities of the Officiating and Laws Committee are:

  • Ensure that the Bowls Australia (BA) National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) is expertly presented, planned and delivered according to the BA Presenter/Facilitator Guide, Marker, Measurer and National Umpire (2015)
  • Increase and maintain current levels of officials within the sport and
  • Identify and appoint umpires to Bowls Victoria State Events.
  • Assist the Member Services & Events Manager in relation to the reviewing, writing/edition & publication for all Bowls Victoria Conditions of Play (including Pennant & State Championships), and policies and procedures associated with the playing and management of the game in Victoria.
  • Coordinate recommendations to the Bowls Australia National Officiating Advisory Group on proposed changes or amendments to the Laws of the Sport of Bowls.

Committee members:

  • Bob Carlson (Co-Chair)
  • John Roberts (Co-Chair)
  • Rodney Bates
  • Lorraine Dowson
  • Neil Smillie
  • Laureen Smith
  • Anne Summerhill


John Roberts
P: 0417 330 070

Bob Carlson
P: 0421 280 087