Officiating Pathway and Roster information

For all Rosters for 2019 please follow this link.

Officiating Pathway

In the past Officiating pathways in Victoria did not seem structured in a logical manner. With the new Officiating Pathway Structure, we are hoping to revolutionise the way we think of officiating and bring greater transparency to the development opportunities for all officials.

For our Umpires and Umpire Managers our lists contain the following sections:

Umpire, Umpire Manager and Assistant Umpire manager appointments

  • National – HA – AHL, Under 21’s, 18’s (outdoor), Opens or Under 21 (indoor)
  • Promising National – HA Under 15, Under 13, Country (outdoor), or Under 18, Under 15 and Under 13 (indoor)
  • State – HV – Under 17, Under 15, Senior Country Championship and Senior State Indoor Championships.
  • Developing State – HV JSC Under 13, Junior Country Championships and Junior State Indoor Championships

Technical Officials

  • National – HA – TD/ATD for AHL, Under 21, 18 Indoor & Outdoor Championships
  • Promising National – HA –  TD/ATD Under 15, 13, County Indoor & Outdoor Championships
  • State – HV –  TD/ATD JSC Under 17, 15, SCC and Senior State Indoor Championships
  • Developing State – HV –  TD/ATD JSC Under 13, JCC and junior State Indoor Championships
  • Club – HV appointed TO/Judge appointments for Premier League & Vic League


The advantages are that all three Pathway lists (FIH, HA and HV) will link as a pathway. We will have a clear and transparent pathway that will allow Officials to set goals and track their progress. It will give a renewed purpose to the State Indoor and Outdoor officiating programs, while also giving greater opportunities for development of officials.

We will also be able to celebrate and promote achievements via social media.

We do recognise some of the disadvantages, but we are committed to minimising these as much as we can.

To be on the list you would need to satisfy most of these criteria:

  • Do you have a current HockeyEd accreditation?
  • Are you officiating at National or State Championships?
  • Do you regularly officiate at the Premier League or Vic League Level?
  • Do you have a current Hockey Victoria Officiating membership?

If you answer yes to most of these then you are probably on the list. If you are not, then please contact to discuss.

Hockey Victoria Umpires Pathway

Hockey Victoria Umpire Managers Pathway

Hockey Victoria Technical Officials Pathway


Working With Children compliance

The Royal Commission have made recommendations to the Legislation regarding Working With Children. These changes have taken effect on August 1st 2017

As a sporting body, we will continue to stay within the boundaries of this legislation and this will have an effect on all Technical officials and Umpires.

The changes are outlined here

We require all HV rostered Umpires and Technical Officials to have a current valid WWC check (or equivalent)

This is free and more information can be found here

When Applying or IF you already have a WWC, you will need to add Hockey Victoria as an organisation you volunteer for. This will ensure that you and HV satisfy compliance with the legislation. you can update your details here

To register your WWC number with HV you can visit this link

If you are under 18, then this does not affect you until you turn 18


Indoor Umpring

We are still looking for more umpires to come and try Indoor Hockey. Whilst it is huge in Europe ( close to 100% of German and Dutch national teams play indoor as well), it has yet to catch on in Victoria. NSW and Queensland have already a strong playing base.

The Benefits of Umpiring Indoor Hockey

•       Faster gameplay and more tournament opportunities (outside of the outdoor opportunities)

•       You will get top quality support over (typically) 4 or 5 games

•       The standards of indoor umpiring are rapidly increasing

•       It sharpens your umpiring generally, especially in the circle areas

•       It improves confidence

•       It gives the opportunity to work with a UM/Coach over a series of games

•       Close proximity allows usage of management skills

•       Many Outdoor FIH umpires regularly umpire Indoor Hockey

•       A smaller play area means less running

·         Its paid


Join us for our information sessions ( listed below) if you are interested.

Sessions to be announced around September-October

 Season is still being finalised.

 Indoor club champs (Separate from a round robin competition)

Mens Indoor club champs: 7 and 22 October, MSAC

Womens Indoor Club Champs: 8 and 21 October, MSAC

U15 Club Champs: 14-15 October, Monash

U13 Club Champs: 25-26 November, Monash

U18 Club Champs: 2-3 December, Monash

We will be playing the 2017 Indoor Rules of Hockey



While we go into every game with the hope we will not need the assistance of the disciplinary committee, we are sometimes forced to.

If you have need of filling a disciplinary report, please follow the below link.

 Officiating Payments

Hockey Victoria is a not-for -profit state sporting organisation, who heavily rely on its volunteer network.

In a majority of circumstances, your officiating payment is tax free.

For officiating payments from Hockey Victoria (HV) we require a Statement by Supplier form which can be submitted to HV, via


Umpire payments will be linked to the competition level rather than the grading tier.

Competitions Finals will incur an increase in payment as outlined on page 10 of the following Document.

Competition Level

2019 Payment


$70.00 (Finals $75)

VL1R & VL2 – PA

$55.00 (Finals $60)

VL2R & VL3/R

$45.00 (Finals $50)

U16 Shield & Pennant

U14 Shield & Pennant

$35.00(Finals $40)

U18 District

$35.00(Finals $40)


$30.00 (Finals $35)

  Note: It is not a Hockey Victoria requirement to pay the umpires satisfying the duties of the clubs in competitions that are not rostered by Hockey Victoria, however it is recommended a payment of $35.00 for seniors and juniors as per the table below.




Pennant B – Pennant G

$35.00 (Finals $40)

All Metro

$35.00 (Finals $40)

U14, U16 & U18 Competitions

$35.00* (Finals $40)

*Dependent on club umpire development programs

U12 Finals series that have a rostered HV Umpire/Umpires to it will require a payment of $30 to the Umpire.This will be in accordance to the same payment schedule as any other grade on who pays the umpire.





Premier and Vic League 1


per game (Finals $35)

Officials Registration

Registrations are open for HV Officials. If you wish to be rostered by HV onto matches as an umpire or technical official you will need to register. it is important that you complete this registration. Please read the information below about registering as an official.



REGISTRATION BENEFITSBy registering as a HV Official you will be able to:

1) Provide availability to be rostered as a HV umpire to Junior & Senior fixtures.
2) Provide availability to be rostered as a HV technical official to PL and VL1 matches.
3) Be graded as an umpire to Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3.
4) Be coached by one of the 10 HV umpire coaches.

Please visit here if you wish to register.