The policies and procedures listed here are predominantly applicable to Metropolitan Branches. Those applying to the Country areas can be located at the Basketball Victoria Country Referees page.
Referee Advisor Policy
The Referee Advisor is an important educational tool for associations in the development of their referee programs, and referee education and mentoring, for all current and potential referees.
TOC Accreditation Policy
Policy covering the accreditation of referees operating in basketball matches played under the auspices of Basketball Victoria and its affiliates (but not leagues).
Competencies for Domestic Referees
Table of competencies for Domestic Referee Accreditation from Beginner to Domestic Level 2.
Policy for Selection of Victorian Referees to Australian Junior Championships
The VBRA Elite Referees Committee will nominate referees to Basketball Victoria (BV), through BV’s governing body for officiating (currently the VBRA), for appointment to the various Australian Junior Championships, based on the listed criteria.
Domestic Referee Uniform Policy
This policy applies only to referees in domestic competitions and specifies the domestic referee uniform requirements.
Domestic Player Uniform Policy
This policy addressing the uniform requirements of players involved in Victorian Basketball Games.
These guidelines have been developed to provide associations and clubs with some assistance in dealing with pregnancy and playing basketball.
Cancellation of Games Guidelines Document
Calling off of Games
It is essential that official basketball games are played in proper environments with proper timing. When situations involving individuals or teams misbehaving and causing causing disruption, it is vital that referees remain in control. This policy suggests the processes to follow.
Basketball Victoria has implemented the Sin Bin Rule as part of its game development program and recommends its adoption in all domestic competitions across the state.
Green Shirt Program
The aims of this program is to make new officials easily identifiable, to raise awareness and increase the recognition and support of new officials.
The Ten Commandments
The aim of this direction is provide greater certainty to players, coaches and referees as to what will and will not be called in domestic basketball across the state.
Domestic Policies – Hair Accessories, Hair, Hats, Helmets
Basketball Australia and Victoria have recommended the following by-laws regarding headgear as a guideline for the safety of players.
Domestic Policies – Gloves, Fingernails, Wristbands
Basketball Australia and Basketball Victoria have recommended the following by-laws regarding gloves, fingernails and wristbands as a guideline for the safety of players.
Domestic Policies – Player Jewellery
Basketball Australia and Basketball Victoria have recommended the following by-laws regarding Jewellery as a guideline for the safety of players.
Junior Referees and Primary School Officials Policy
This policy applies where Branches/Associations use both Junior Referees (Graded Referees who are Under 14) and/or conduct Primary School Games.