Umpire in Cairns

UMPIRING = CASH, FITNESS, FOOTBALL & FRIENDS – and that’s just for starters! 

AFL Cairns and the AFL Cairns Umpires Association are recruiting
Field, Boundary and Goal Umpires for the 2022 season.


We are currently recruiting Field, Boundary and Goal Umpires for the 2022 season. Males and females from 12 years old can get involved!

What’s involved?

You will be appointed matches in the AFL Cairns and AFL Cairns Juniors competitions. With games on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, there are plenty of opportunities to umpire.

You will be provided with training, and a mentor on match days to help you – so you won’t be dropped into the deep end.

Get Paid to Get Fit!

Umpiring is a great way to improve your’ fitness. Umpiring rates start at $25 for a 48 minute Under 12s game, and can reach $150 for a Senior Field Umpire. And when you think that you can be paid up to $90,000 a year as an AFL Umpire, then it is a lot better than paying for a gym membership!

Develop your Personal Skills

Umpiring can help you with leadership skills on and off the field, build your confidence, help you make important decisions under pressure, and improve your interpersonal and communication skills. You will not get better training in all these areas than by being an Umpire.

Be the Best

Are you fit, dedicated, motivated and hard-working? If you want to Umpire some amazing football, then there are pathways in place to help you get to the top. Umpiring can take you around Australia, umpiring in Country, State and National Championships, all the way to the AFL. This is the launching pad for an exciting career as an elite Umpire.

Most Importantly – Have Fun

Umpiring is a great way to get paid whilst having fun and meet some friends.

Once you try it – you’ll love it.


Contact AFL Cairns on (07) 4042 3000 or email