Become a DLRA official



All new officials start off as a DLRA Trainee Official which requires them to work under direct supervision. Trainees are teamed with experienced officials and learn how to do most things on the job.  As officials gain more experience they are given the opportunity to upgade to a DLRA General Official. A DLRA General Official is the minmum level to enable the official to branch out into other areas and disciplines of officiating.



Once you’ve decided which categories of officiating you would like to attempt first, there are several options you may take. The best way of getting involved is to become a member of the DLRA or start attending General Meetings in your area.

It is then up to you to contact the DLRA and make enquiries regarding the possibility of officiating at DLRA events.

You can contact the DLRA office or the Chief official of the category you are interested in. All details are on the Contact Us page.


Step 1: Trainee Officials Licence

Download your DLRA Trainee Officials Licence before you attend your chosen event and take it with you.  Make sure at the conclusion of your event you get your Trainee Officials Licence signed by your supervisor or senior official. You will then be required to lodge this form with DLRA head office. Upon receipt of this form you will be contacted regarding Step 2 of the process to becoming a General Official.

Remember that you need to officiate for at least 1 day before applying to become a DLRA General Official. Instructions on your next steps are also provided on the DLRA Trainee Officials Licence application form.


Step 2: Introductory Theory Module

To ensure that you are duly informed and aware of the potential dangers of motor sports, you are required to undertake a short training module. This can be done on-line or alternatively instructor-led by an accredited DLRA course presenter.

To complete the course online please email us at so that we can set you up with a profile on the DLRA Training Portal.  
Alternatively, visit our training page to enrol in a face-to-face course.


Step 3: Apply for a General Officials Licence

Once you have completed the Introductory Theory Module and attended 1 day at an event  your General Official licence will be forwarded to you.

Download your DLRA Trainee Official Licence Form HERE.



Here is a list of official positions that require specialist training.

  • Timing
  • Start Line
  • Car Inspector
  • Motor Cycle Inspector
  • Pit Control
  • Registration


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