GETTING involved > Become an Official

Become an Official

Becoming a Referee is a great way to get involved in the sport of Weightlifting, especially if your spare time is limited.  Referees control the conduct of Weightlifting competitions from the best seats in the house, right in front of the competition platform or stage.



Weightlifting officials begin with a Club Referee qualification and they can progress though the ranks of State Referee and National Referee, to International Referee.


The Queensland Weightlifting Association conducts free Referee training courses at Weightlifting Clubs and provides opportunities for Referees to upgrade their qualifications and officiate at State and National events.


Enquire at your local Club about becoming a Referee, or contact the QWA.