GPC Referees

If you would like to become a referee, you must contact your state representative to organize a time to sit the referee exam. These exams are run ad-hoc throughout the year, so lodge your interest to be involved.

The exam uses the GPC Australia rule book, available HERE on the GPC Australia site, so study it well.

There are four categories of GPC referees:

  • Category 1 – referees must have passed the written GPC Australia referee’s exam as confirmed by the national technical officer and may head or side judge at novice competitions as well as side judge at state competitions.
  • Category 2 – referees must have head judged at a novice competition and side judged at a state competition and been approved by a state representative of GPC Australia. These referees may head judge at state competitions and side judge at national competitions.
  • Category 3 – referees must have head judged at a state competition and side judged at a national competition and been approved by a state representative of GPC Australia. These referees may head judge at national competitions.
  • Category 4 – referees must have head judged at national competitions.These referees are now able to sit the GPC international written and practical exam, ultimately being able to authenticate GPC world record attempts at international competitions.

Current Referees

Category 1

  • Tim O’Shea
  • Kirsten Veeren
  • Renee Ludlow
  • Tyren Mitchell
  • Dean Illguth
  • James Gilbert
  • Tristan Lebherz

Category 2

  • Alex Zerba
  • Ricky Goodyear
  • Lachlan Hayes
  • Venecia Bachee
  • Rebecca Gilbert
  • Suzie Maude
  • Matthew Stenzel
  • Taryn Madeley
  • Drew Spriggs
  • Luke Poli
  • Victoria Hoskin
  • Matthew Gorle
  • Jessica Bowie
  • Ashleigh Milla-Carpenter

Category 3

  • Bec Giles
  • Sarah Ireland
  • Thomas Lilley
  • Miles Anderson
  • Aaron Simm
  • Ryan Williams
  • Shea Baker
  • Steve Hampton

Category 4

  • Scott Wasson
  • Steve Psaltis
  • Lawrence Johnson
  • Tish Wasson
  • Emily Knauth
  • Rebecca Zepackic
  • Patrick Sobecke
  • Krystal Gagen

*Are eligible to take the World Referee test

Category 1

  • Ryan McGuffin
  • Luke Woolnough
  • Rob Thomson
  • Adam Fullgrabe
  • Aaron O’Donoghue
  • Andrew Hargreave
  • Vincent Ho
  • Joanne Huynh
  • Salevasa Samataua
  • Damien Mahon
  • Chris Doull
  • Salavatore Jalaty
  • Rhys Fowler
  • Andrej Gocanin
  • Steven Grogan
  • Adrian Fussell
  • Brendan Hodge
  • Moey Abed
  • Soraya Timms
  • Kalina Vikilani
  • Tiffany Kiem
  • Stewart Cook

Category 2

  • Karen Medcalf
  • Daniel Menz
  • Amanda Price
  • John Pappas
  • Ofir Birenbaum
  • Adam Wellington
  • Shannon Green

Category 3

  • Dan Wright
  • Brad Ringin
  • Trent Nguyen
  • Lauren Green

Category 4

  • Ron Birch

*Are eligible to take the World Referee test

Category 1

  • Martin Patience
  • Arian Behbehani
  • Mark Vidic
  • Rohit Korlahalli
  • Chris Fisher
  • Dan America
  • Danielle Cox
  • Ingrid Barclay
  • Daniel Kranitz
  • Ruchell MacGregor
  • Ryan Bumpstead

Category 2

  • Steve Brown
  • Maria Barbara
  • James Wakefield
  • Daniel Kranitz

Category 3

  • Gawain Johnston
  • Markos Markopoulos
  • Max Markopoulos
  • Jesse Markopoulos
  • Wayne Kollen
  • Nina Markopoulos
  • Emad Nayef

Category 4

  • Vicki Jewson
  • Martin Patience

*Are eligible to take the World Referee test

Category 1

  • Tomica Robertson
  • Daniel Sienkiel
  • Rait Sagor
  • Arion Kirkpatrick
  • Mae-Ling
  • Jahvarn Heremia
  • Josh Woodham
  • Claire Finch
  • Agnes Nystrom
  • Sammie Johanes
  • Kerry Lee

Category 2

  • Spencer Skett
  • Andrew Blackwood
  • Brian Cook
  • Peter Tua
  • Kiara Humble
  • Brad Humble
  • Amanda Brown
  • Jessy-Ray Conlon
  • Nathaniel Jackson

Category 3

  • Dan Rucci
  • Paul Rucci
  • Taylor Chapman
  • Darwin Suteerawanit
  • Ando Nguyen
  • Elliot Denney
  • Dale Manuel 
  • Tim Tomkinson
  • Zo Kruger

Category 4

  • Adam Coe

*Are eligible to take the World Referee test

Category 1

  • Nic Danaher
  • Jacelyn Neo
  • Jane Quinlan
  • Adela Greenbaum
  • Sharyn Mellier

Category 2

  • Gerard Seaniger
  • Simeran Maxwell
  • Diane Whitcombe
  • Lauren Ashleigh
  • Tala Stevens
  • Amy Young

Category 3

  • Nathan Jones

Category 4

  • John Sheridan

*Are eligible to take the World Referee test

Category 1

  • Huen Andrews
  • Matthew Douglas
  • Patrick Morrison
  • Dylan Northcott

Category 2

  • Nicola Fitzharris
  • Emma King
  • Kelly Preston
  • Harvard Ye
  • Jason Dow
  • Ben Smith

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Category 1

  • Lolita Wikander
  • Rhiannan Smith
  • James Pearlman
  • Julie Shugg

Category 2

  • David Wenman

Category 3

  • Mitch Munro

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World Referee

  • Vicki Jewson
  • Scott Wasson
  • Steve Psaltis
  • Rebecca Aichholzer
  • Lawrence Johnson

Qualifying as an Australian Referee

Written Exams must be completed at the state delegate’s arrangement, or at an official “Referee Workshop”.

In order to pass the written exam, a member must answer 100% of the questions in “Section A” correctly and at least 85% of the questions in “Section B” correctly.

To improve your Referee Category status, a referee must sit practical exams.

To move from Category 1 to Category 2, you must get above 94% – A technical officer or Category 3 can assess.
To move from Category 2 to Category 3, you must get above 97% – A technical officer MUST assess.
To move from Category 3 to Category 4, you must pass the international written and practical at the Australian Championships.
* GPC Australia referees may have their refereeing status revoked upon consideration of their performance and abilities.

By agreement of the President, Vice President and National Technical Officer, a member may be granted Category 1, 2 or 3 Referee Status without having completed the aforementioned prerequisites.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All referees must judge at least one competition every two years in order to keep their referee status current.