Within the Australian Rugby Union, refereeing sits in two departments - within the High Performance Department, headed by General Manager
Ben Whitaker, and the Community Rugby Department, headed by General Manager Andrew Larratt.
The ARU is responsible for:
Each individual State Union or Referee Association is responsible for:
There are currently four ARU staff with national referee responsibilities:
Scott Young - National Referee Manager
Andrew Cole - National Referee Coach
Jamie McGregor - Match Officials Manager, Community Rugby
Chelsea Jones - Logistics and Administration Coordinator, High Performance
In addition, the ARU has two staff working on education and development within QLD (Rohan Hoffmann) and NSW (Amy Perrett).
For more details about referees on the ARU’s National Panels, please visit the ARU Match Official Team Profiles page.