Become a Referee

Find out how you can get involved below


Referees and technical officials are a crucial part of the sport of basketball, and Basketball Queensland has a dedicated Referee Development Manager focused on recruiting and developing officials across the state.

With basketball competitions being held throughout the state all year round, opportunities are always available for those looking to become a referee, scoretable official or statistician.

Referee courses are run throughout the year, with development pathways in place to allow career progression from junior club basketball to NBL1, right through to the international level of officiating, in line with Basketball Australia’s officials development framework.

Referee Pathway


Get Started with your Local Association

Contact your local club or association to enquire about referee opportunities to take your first step into refereeing! You can find your local associations here.


Increase Game Time

Referee club and junior representative games to hone your referee skills.


Referee at State Championships

The Junior State Championships form the cornerstone of BQ’s referee education and development. From the Under 12 State Championships through to the Under 18s, referees of all ages have benefited from the educational opportunities that attending a State Championships provides. 


Elite Programs

BQ currently runs two development programs to progress our identified referees towards higher levels of basketball – State Referee Development Program (SRDP) and National Referee Development Program (NRDP). To learn more about these programs, click here.


Consider a Career in Refereeing

Forge your career by refereeing in the QSL, NBL1 or beyond!

For more information please contact:

Carolin Holl - BQ Referee Development Manager -


The Arena
Sleeman Sports Complex
Cnr Old Cleveland & Tilley Rds Chandler QLD 4155


P: (07) 3377 9100
PO Box 534,
Capalaba QLD 4157