New Rules

Following the World Cup in South Africa in 2023 new rules were decided and have since been adopted by Netball Australia, Netball NSW and CDNA. We are adopting the below rules as well as implementing the rolling substitutes alternative rather than tactical time outs.

Rolling Substitutes can be made at any time. All substitutes must be made in line with the Centre Circle. The player who is being substituted off the court must tap the hand of the player replacing them without going offside as well as to not interfere with the umpire. Also please note that when making a substitution it does not delay play, for example substituting a C during an attacking C pass.

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Code of Behaviour

All umpires officiating in an affiliated competition are bound by the Umpire Code of Behaviour


All umpires must be registered with the CDNA (either as a player, or a non‑player with NSW insurance). Umpires must sign the score sheet at the end of each game and provide their Association registration numbers.

Umpires who fail to sign on will incur a fine of $5.

Umpires who are not registered will incur a penalty of 4 competition points for the team for which they umpired.

Clearance to Umpire

All umpires must have a clearance for the level of game that they are umpiring. A fine of $10 applies for umpiring without the proper clearance. To obtain a clearance umpires must have a current theory pass and demonstrate that they are capable of umpiring that standard of game. Although not required it is preferable that umpires have completed the Foundation (previously level 1) Umpire accreditation,

An umpire's clearance may be revoked by the Association Umpiring Convenors if the umpire does not continue to meet the required standard.

Link to clearance form for Umpires (Club convenors are to submit to the Association Umpire Co-ordinator).

What can I umpire

The Umpiring Matrix provides a guide to the badge level required to umpire a particular level of game



Umpire Co-ordinator : Thomas Turner 0401 073 674