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.
Click here for Terms of Reference


Committee members
  • John Roberts (Co Chair)
  • Bob Carlson (Co Chair)
  • Rodney Bates
  • Laureen Smith
  • Doug Whorlow
  • Neil Smillie
  • Lorraine Dowson
  • Malcolm Stevenson
  • Sean O’Kane (Bowls Victoria’s Member Services and Events Manager)
  • Peter Inglis (Bowls Victoria’s Board Representative)
Contact details

John Roberts
Phone: 0417 330 070

Bob Carlson
Phone: 0421 280 087