COVID-19 Update regarding Umpiring

Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, officials that were required for re-accreditation (including Markers, Measures, Umpires) will now have their accreditations extended for a further 12 months.

If you require an update to your accreditation for Umpiring, Marking or Measuring, please follow the below links. These will then be distributed to Presenter & Assessors around Victoria who will commence accreditation & re-accreditation of Umpires, Measurers & Markers in due course.


All the information and resources on how to become an accredited umpire over three accreditation levels linked to specific roles within officiating the game, namely those of Marker, Measurer and National Umpire.


If you’re already an accredited umpire or have been in the past, find out how to Re-Accredit.


The Bowls Victoria Officiating & Laws Committee (BVOLC) has collated a number of documents that will be useful administrative and training tools for the Umpires Committees established for the Bowls Victoria Regions and Divisions.

The Lawman

A wealth of information on rules and laws of the sport is available from our guru in this area, John Robert’s aka The Lawman, in his regular column in Bowls Victoria’s e-newsletter Heads Up. You’ll find a back catalogue of The Lawman’s columns.

For more information on Umpiring or Becoming an Official, please contact:

Bowls Victoria Officiating & Laws Committee Co-Chair
John Roberts
P: 0417 330 070

Or contact your local Head Umpire: