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Another great benefit of umpiring is that you will be paid for all the fun and fitness you have. Umpiring is a hobby, so it's considered tax-free, and on top of that you can do multiple games each week if you're feeling up to it!

Pay rates vary depending on the level of umpiring you're performing, the type of umpiring, and whether you're umpiring finals or not.

As a general rule, the higher the grade of umpiring, the higher the pay level. Field umpires are paid the most, followed by boundary umpires and then goal umpires.

Finals generally have some extra loading which means if you're good enough to get a final, you'll get paid just that little bit extra to make it even more worthwhile.

What Details do I need to provide?

Bank Account

When registering you will need to include your bank account details (BSB and Account Number) on the online registration form.  This can be accessed and updated at any time, alternatively you can e-mail new or changed bank account information to

Statement by a Supplier form

Complete and submit the Australian Tax Office form Statement by a Supplier - this form is required to provide an exemption from providing an ABN and paying tax on your umpire payments.  Each umpire must fill in this form only once, you do not need to complete a new form each year  

Fill in all sections (for question 3 the relevant option is made in the course or furtherance of an activity done as a private recreational pursuit or hobby), and make sure the umpire (or a parent/guardian) sign the declaration in Section B.

This form can be returned in the following ways:

  • email:
  • post: WRFL PO Box 2243 Footscray VIC 3011
  • in person at training

Match Day Paperwork and Attendance

When umpiring a match you must ensure that you name is listed on the official Match Day Report, otherwise you will not be paid.  The Umpires Attendance card has been replaced by either the Match Day Report paperwork, or the online  app Match Day paperwork.

When Do I Get Paid?

Payments are made monthly in arrears, around the middle of the month - ie, payments for matches umpired in April will be paid around 15 May.  You will receive a pay slip via email once your payment has been processed, and payments can take up to 3 days to clear into your bank account.

If you don't get paid on time or you think an error has been made, please get either speak to your coaches or email so this can be investigated.

Pay Rates

2019 pay rates can be downloaded below.

Pre-season practice matches are paid differently to regular games. Please read more about practice match pay here.

If there are any questions or issues with payments, please contact your coaching staff or email


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