NAS Australian Referees Board

State & National Accreditation

The NAS prides itself as among one of the most professional tournament circuits in the Southern hemisphere with over 4500 competitors competing throughout Australia each year. The NAS Australian Referees Board sets one of the highest standards of officiating & accreditation criteria within this country and abroad, adheres to strict guidelines regarding rules & regulations. The NAS code of conduct is to provide all participants with some simple rules concerning the standard of behaviour within the NAS competition.


   Chairman ARB; Mr James Casey presenting NAS Referees Certificate


 State and National Accreditations for our Referees & Judges


 State Accreditations for our Table Officials 

We invite you to become an NAS Official

Instructors, black belts & veteran competitors are welcome to join the NAS referees board and gain State, National and International recognition as an NAS Official.

  • The NAS conducts seminar/workshop prior to each event for all NAS Officials and new Instructors attending for the first time. These seminars will cover all rules, regulations and guidelines on NAS competition including code of conduct.
  • The State Technical Director and his team of senior referees/ lecturers will conduct these seminars going over rules and regulations relating to the NAS competition. Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Forms, Demonstrations/ Weaponry, ring craft, referees/ judges gestures and signals.
  • The Chairman NAS/WASO & Executive committee - NAS Referees Board is responsible for overseeing all State/ National & International events, at all times maintaining the highest standard of officiating.
  • Join our team of highly qualified martial art instructors/ NAS Officials.

Incentives joining NAS ARB:

  1. The NAS sets one of the highest standards of officiating in this country.
  2. Officials level of accreditation range from Level 1 through to Level 4 & National trainer.
  3. Your school will gain first hand knowledge on rules & regulations of the NAS competition.
  4. Officials accreditation, certification and tie are free of charge.
  5. Family members free spectator entry into NAS competition.
  6. Free lunch provided for Officials/ Table officials only.

No joining fee. For all enquiries please contact the respective NAS Directors for each state.