Referee Information

The SPBA referee program has 45 referees which officiate over 130 domestic and representative games every week under Referee Advisor Murray Sydenham. We currently have three referees on the VJBL and Big V Panels. One of our development pathways is through attending Basketball Victoria Country Championship events as well as regular evaluations from our own referee coaches. WNBL referee Kellie Knight started here at SPBA under past Referee Advisor, John Holden (4 time Olympic referee) whom also taught many of our current active referees.

For more information regarding the referees program please contact Ben White (Referee Administrator) at

Other Useful Pages & Links

VBRA Basketball Officiating Guidelines 2016
VBRA website
FIBA Rules 2014

Junior Referees of the Year (Brooke Vernon & Liam Porter)