About AFL Townsville Umpires Association

The Townsville AFL Umpires Association is dedicated to the training, development and welfare of umpires who officiate AFL games across the Townsville area.

We welcome everyone to come and give umpiring a try.  If you currently play Australian Rules football, umpiring will help with your game knowledge and if you are in the twilight of your playing years, umpiring is a great way to stay involved. AFLTUA participate in pathway development programs that can allow aspiring umpires to progress to officiate at QAFL, NEAFL and even AFL level competition.

We endeavour to provide a family friendly association and create an atmosphere where everyone is comfortable.  We have umpires of all ages ranging from 12 to 65+, both male and female.  We often have several family members umpiring together and in some cases whole families are involved with umpiring and supporting the umpire team on match day.

  • Skills training for your chosen discipline
    (field, boundary or goal)

  • Fitness training

  • Good training facilities

  • Game day uniforms

  • Recognition for your achievements

  • End of season awards night

  • Official Umpire AFL Accreditation

  • Camaraderie of being part of the team

AFLTUA Senior Grand Final Umpire Team 2017

Anyone who can work in a team environment and effectively play their role on match day can umpire.  We accept all age groups, male or female - no previous experience is necessary, we will show you the ropes.

We welcome everyone at our training, whether you are on the training track or supporting from the sidelines.  Our training sessions are conducted in a safe and fun environment. The whole family are welcome to attend training and any of our social activities, functions and our social nights.


You Get Paid to Umpire


Yes you get paid to umpire!  AFLTUA umpires are paid for every regular season and finals game they officiate and payments are made direct to your nominated bank account every fortnight.  Payment rates are dependent on your discipline and the grade level you are umpiring.  You can be paid to do something you enjoy.