Have you ever considered picking up a whistle and becoming an umpire?

As an umpire you have the best seat in the house at every game! It’s a great way for players and coaches to increase their rule knowledge; plus for those that have hung up their bib, why not pick-up a whistle – it’s a great way to stay involved! The good news is, to get started all you need to bring is a bit of enthusiasm and a passion for the game - we’ll take care of rest and give you the tools and support you need to become an umpire.

We offer a supportive environment for all umpires. If you have ambition to be on the NNZ umpire pathway and have goals to umpire at the highest level we can support you to help develop and achieve your goals.

If you are new to Dunedin and are wanting to umpire this season, please click on the Umpire Details 2022 button on this page and fill in the form with your details. You can also touch base with us by emailing

Player Umpires


Player Umpire Module

NNZ has a Learning to Umpire Module for New Umpires and Player Umpires which replaces the Netball New Zealand Centre Theory test. This module is pre-requisite for Dunedin Netball Player Umpires in Premier, Senior and Premier Secondary School grades and the first step towards the Centre Umpire Award.

The Module helps New and Player Umpires understand some of the rules of netball as well as some practical techniques to enhance their umpiring.

To register and access the Learning to Umpire Module on Sports Tutor Click here. You will need to register or login if you have used the site before.

Instruction on how to access and navigate the Learning to Umpire Module can be found here.​​​​​​​

Dunedin Netball have put together a document and a video with some of the basic rules of netball to help new umpires to understand the basic rules and have the confidence to manage a game

Starting Out Umpiring PDF

Guide to Umpiring PDF

Player umpire Tips PDF


Umpire Breakfast and Welcome - April 30​​​​​​​

2022 Dates for Fitness Testing and NNZ Theory Exams 

NNZ Theory Exams 

There are two exams for Umpires who have completed their Centre Umpire Award.

  1. NNZ Zone Theory
  2. New Zealand Theory Exam

Dates for the 2022 NNZ Zone Theory and New Zealand Theory exams have been set by Netball New Zealand.

All exams will be conducted online. All exams cost $55.

Zone Theory

16 May - Zone Theory Exam 1

  • Applications open 30 March
  • Applications close 3 May

8 August - Zone Theory Exam 2

  • Applications open 15 June
  • Applications close 18 July

NZ Theory

13 June -  NZ Theory Exam 1

  • Applications open 20 April
  • Applications close 23 May

19 September - NZ Theory Exam 2

  • Applications open 27 July
  • Applications close 29 August

Contact Netball South Umpire Lead Colleen Bond if you have any questions:

Dunedin Netball Fitness Testing

    24 May - Fitness Testing Opportunity

    31 May - Fitness Testing Opportunity

      19 July - Fitness Testing Opportunity

        26 July - Fitness Testing Opportunity

          23 August - Fitness Testing Opportunity

          30 August - Fitness Testing Opportunity