Umpire Information

Would you like to umpire in 2024?

Turning 13 or older this season and wanting to earn some extra cash, learn more about the game and have fun?

Become an umpire!

In 2024, the Sydney Juniors Umpiring Department is aiming to grow our umpire numbers to over 700 umpires to better support all AFL Sydney Juniors Competitions. To do this we need your help to recruit players, teammates, siblings and parents.

Umpiring is perfect for boys and girls with no experience required.

You can start umpiring when you are 13.

AFL is growing at a rapid pace across Sydney, meaning there are more games each week for people to umpire, making it a fantastic time to take up umpiring.

With the successful launch of AFL Women’s and the GWS Women’s team, we want to encourage more females to pick up the whistle or flags. If you have ever thought about giving umpiring a go, now is the time to do it!

You can play and umpire on the same day. We will work around your game so there are no time clashes.

Umpiring is a great way to be part of AFL, not only will you learn and understand the rules, you will gain a further knowledge of our great game, get fit, make new friends, learn important life skills, have lots of fun and get paid to have the best seat in the house!

What’s Involved?

Umpiring AFL before/after your game has so many great benefits including:

  • Earning between $20-$65 per game.
  • Training is on Monday nights each week during the season, at Mosman and St Ives, with experienced, qualified, friendly coach;
  • Games on Saturdays and Sundays;
  • Games appointed around your playing schedule; we will always try to appoint you to a ground near you or your game;
  • Opportunities to earn more money on Saturday’s with Senior Boundary and Goal Umpiring in Sydney AFL Leagues;
  • Develop your fitness;
  • Develop a better understanding of the game and learn to read the play, improving you as a player;
  • Learn important life skills such as leadership, teamwork and building your confidence and decision making skills.

There are qualified coaches and experienced umpires to help you at every level of umpiring. No experience is necessary, you can start at any level.

If you want to learn more or register your interest for umpiring in 2024, please visit

or contact our Umpires Coordinator by email