(a) The Referee, other officials, the Appeals Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Boat Panel and other specialist groups as required for a particular event or competition will be appointed by the relevant Surf Life Saving Authority.
Note 1: SLSA may from time to time stipulate qualifications necessary for officials to carry out specified duties. SLSA Officials’ Accreditation or approved equivalent is regarded as being the minimum qualification for appointment. Probationary or on the job training officials may be appointed alongside Accredited Officials to gain further experience. In addition other personnel with suitable qualifications may be appointed to undertake specialist roles at competitions.