Bench Officials are responsible for ensuring the correct score is recorded, the correct time is played and other match details are recorded accurately.

The Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework has been designed to assist the development of new Bench Officials through a series of two accreditation levels that relate to the techniques required at the different levels of competition.

Netball Australia Bench Officials Manual outlines the behavioural requirements and standards of the Bench Official role. Member Organisations are required to utilise these procedures and protocols when hosting National Netball Championships, Australian Netball League and ANZ Championship.


The Bench Officials Education Course has been designed to assist in learning the skills and knowledge required to fulfil all Bench Official roles. This course is a pre-requisite for obtaining the State Bench Official Accreditation, and subsequently the National Bench Officials Accreditation. The course looks at: Being a Bench Official, Scorer 1, Scorer 2, Timekeepers, Extra Time Procedures and Where to now? If required, visit the Enrolment Instructions to help you access the course: Bench Officials Education Course – Enrolment Instructions

Practical Assessment Forms must be used in any official assessment (State or National) undertaken as part of the Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework:

National Bench Official-Practical Assessment Form

State Bench Official-Practical Assessment Form

Performance Report Templates are focused on helping develop the skills of a Bench Official. The purpose of these performance reports is to provide Bench Managers/Assessors/Mentors the opportunity to provide qualitative feedback to any Bench Official, outside of the Accreditation assessment process.

State Scorer-Performance Report Template

National Scorer- Performance Report Template

State Timer-Performance Report Template

National Timer-Performance Report Template

Updating your accreditation requires the completion of various related tasks within a 4 year period following the successful completion of a Bench Officials Accreditation, unless a higher level of accreditation is achieved. To update complete NA Bench Officials Updating Form and forward to prior to the expiry date.

For information visit Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework.