Become a Member


Membership of the AFL Sydney Umpires | NSWAFUA is important! By joining the Association, you’ll help support and become part of the umpiring community, strengthening the collective voice and fellowship of umpires in Sydney.

The Association performs a range functions for Members, including:

  • Representation & welfare – representation at the AFL NSW/ACT key programs;
  • Recognition & reward – end of season awards, milestones, Hoyts Umpire of the Month and our scholarship program;
  • Services & resources – canteen and equipment at the General Store and other training facilities;
  • Community & social – organising formal / informal social functions; and
  • Communication – White Line Fever, the Association website and Member updates.

Members also receive the following benefits:

  • Receive all communications from the Association;
  • Entitlement to use Association services and ability to purchase tickets to Association events / functions;
  • Be eligible for Association awards and have their record of service and games maintained; and
  • Ability to stand for office on the Committee.


As part of the 2010-11 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the AFL NSW/ACT has agreed to subsidise the cost of basic Membership for all umpires who officiate in six (6) games or more during each home and away season.

Accordingly, base level Membership is currently free for all umpires.


Even if you only select basic Membership, you still need to complete an Application, as the Department of Fair Trading require the Association to keep a register of Member. This also allows the Association to keep in touch with you.

How do I become a member?

This year we will be offering 4 tiers of membership:

  • NEAFL Umpire $100
  • Sydney AFL Umpire $80
  • Running Life Member $60
  • Associate Member (no cost)

To join the association and to find out more about the benefits of each membership package, please follow the link below

2015 Membership form