Rules and Referees
As with any sport, the rules, officials and referees for Australian Simulated Field events are important.
The rules for competitors and participants in Australian Simulated Field are reasonably simple, the more complicated rules involve resolutions for scenarios where there is a combination of hits, misses, or 'No Target'.
If you're just starting out, some of the rules may seem daunting – ask for advice! Chances are the people shooting with you will be able to answer your questions about competing in Field & Game Australia events. If they can't, find a Referee and ask them, and if in doubt, you can check the rulebook yourself.
Download the Australian Simulated Field rulebook in PDF format (current version 2.4, effective September 1 2019).
Become a Referee
Field & Game Australia members can become qualified Referees for Australian Simulated Field. Being a Referee carries extra responsibility, but it helps improve the fairness of the sport and quality of the competition for everyone.
Interested? All you need to do is undertake the accredited referee exam and submit your responses to the Field & Game Australia National Office.
The exam has been established in conjunction with the current Rules of Australian Simulated Field (version 2.3), and consists of an open-book exam with 58 questions. The majority of the exam has multiple-choice questions. At least 50 questions must be answered correctly to achieve a passing grade.
Upon successful completion of the exam, applicants will receive a Field & Game Australia Referee badge to be worn when competing or participating at Field & Game Australia events.
Download the Field & Game Australia Referee Exam.
For most users the file will download as a PDF file which opens in Acrobat Reader, you can fill in the form on screen and submit by email using the button at the end of the exam, or print out and return to the Field & Game National Office. Instructions and more details can be found in the exam document.
If your browser opens the form in another window, just right click on the link and click "save link as" to save the PDF to your computer. Open the PDF in Acrobat Reader, complete the form and click submit by email at the end of the document.