Hills Basketball Association provides an award winning Referee Program. Qualified officials service both local competition, local school competitions and our representative program. The program has won the NSW Referee Program of the Year Award in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2022 (No award in 2020 or 2021). 


Referees must have a current registration with NSW Basketball/Hills Basketball prior to being rostered to local competition, external or representative games. Registration status is the responsibility of the referee.

Cost of registration belongs to the individual. If registered as a player, they are covered, however will require details to be included on registration.


Should officials know that they are unavailable to fulfill their normal roster at least 14 days prior to their games, a non-availability can be submitted through the personal dashboard. If the roster is already published, they must find their own replacement.


Please note that if a roster has been PUBLISHED, it is the responsibility of the Referee to find a replacement of the same level or above. Please click here to submit a Replacement Referee Notification.


Referees must submit an availability at the beginning of the season to be rostered. 

It is the responsibility of each referee to make sure they are aware of their rostered refereeing commitments by checking the roster.

The Officials Manager, Officials Administrator or Game Supervisor reserve the right to alter match allocations as required.


Officials rostered to a FORFEIT are required to act as a referee mentor on court (as allocated by the Game Supervisor) in order to receive payment. Payment is as a Referee, not Referee Coach.


Every referee must report to the Game Supervisor at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time of the first match they are rostered to officiate. If a referee is late, he/she must phone and advise the Game Supervisor.

Officials must have their own equipment and uniform (local and representative).

Must referee a minimum of two (2) games per week to maintain their badge. School events and special events (family and school) are acceptable reasons for non-availability.



T1 and T2 referees will wear the “Green Shirt” provided by Hills Basketball on completion of the Community Referee Course. On graduation to a Community Referee AC, referees are required to purchase a striped referee shirt. Referees are required to remove or cover their striped referee shirt/”Green Shirt” before and after they have officiated. The aim of the Coloured Shirt Program is to make beginner/inexperienced officials easily recognisable to all players, coaches and spectators with the objective that people will identify these officials are learning and will be tolerant of mistakes.

Local Competition 

Referee’s uniform shall consist of a striped referee shirt, black shorts and running shoes. Black pants are compulsory on semi finals and grand finals (all local competitions). Black pants are compulsory on Premier League/A Grade local competition games.

External Services 

Referee’s uniform shall consist of a striped referee shirt, black pants and black or white running shoes.


 Referee’s uniform shall consist of a striped referee shirt (or as required by BNSW), black pants and black running shoes.

Code of Conduct

All officials should abide by the HBA Code of Conduct.

Referee Rates as at 7/11/2022:

Trainee with Trainer T1  $7.00 Running with a qualified Trainer
Trainee T2 $10.00 Without Trainer
Association Community AC  $12.00  
Association Development AD $15.00  
Association Intermediate AI $20.00  
Association Advanced AA $23.00  
State Development SD $26.00 Basketball NSW Accreditation
State S  $28.00 Basketball NSW Accreditation
National Development ND $32.00 Basketball Australia Accreditation
National N $36.00 Basketball Australia Accreditation

*Referee MUST sign & collect payment at conclusion of last rostered game. 

** Bonus late timeslot $10.00

Hills Hornets officials are expected to find their own replacement once the roster has been published. Facebook pages have been established to assist with communication. Please request to join pages.

Hills Basketball Senior Referees 

Hills Basketball Junior Referees

Log in to your Personal Dashboard to submit your availability. Check out the Availability Matrix below to give you an idea of what is available.


Officials will be reviewed regularly, however if you would like to be reviewed for upgrade please forward an email to with your details and an appropriate referee coach will be made available to observe your officiating.

Contact the Officials Department on 9894-8944