Officiating in sport

The Northern Territory Institute of Sport coordinates a number of programs, and services to:

  • Assist NT Peak Sporting Bodies (PSB's) in the development of NT Officials
  • Provide advice and support to PSB's
  • Promote the importance and value of officiating to the greater community
  • Develop officiating coaches/educators/mentors
  • Connecting officiating stakeholders across the NT

Officials are an integral part of sports. PSB’s need to develop their officials via education, training, coaching and mentoring. An official’s main purpose is for a fair, safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.

NTIS officiating development program

The NTIS Officiating Development Program is available to NT Peak Sporting Bodies.

In the 2019-20 financial year, there are two rounds of funding. Round 1 opens on 2 September 2019 and round 2 opening on 28 January 2020.

The Program has two funding categories:

Category 1: Officiating Coaches/Educators
Category 2: Accreditation Courses and Competitions

Applications for Category 1: Officiating Coaches/Educators are a higher priority for funding.

Apply now

2019-20 round 1 applications are now open until 30 September 2019.

Officiating Development Program Guidelines 2019-20 (170.5 kb)
Officiating Development Program Guidelines 2019-20 (76.4 kb)

Development program objectives

  • Strengthen sport organisations to assess, coach and educate other NT officials
  • To improve the skills, knowledge and experience of accredited officials in the NT
  • To increase the number of higher qualified officials practising in the NT


For more information on Officiating contact:

Phone: 08 8922 6819

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Last updated: 16 August 2019