Golf Croquet is the fastest growing version of the sport of Croquet. This is due mainly to its simplicity to learn and play, however there is a certain amount of strategic skill required to be successful. Golf Croquet is won by a player hitting their ball through each hoop. Each player takes a turn at hitting a ball through the same hoop in the sequence of blue, red, black, yellow. Blue and black balls play against red and yellow. The player or team that wins the most hoops is declared the winner.


RoleNameEmailContact Number
Queensland Director of CoachingGreg Whymark coaching@croquetqld.org0418 158 701
New South Wales Director of CoachingAndrew Bissexandrewbissex44@gmail.com0416 111 333
Victorian Coordinator of CoachingMaurice Cevaal-Hewittcoaching@croquetvic.asn.au0409 362 947
Tasmania Director of CoachingIan Bassettianbassett580@gmail.com0428 575 269
South Australia Co-Ordinator of CoachingMurray Baummickreidy@internode.on.net0413 298 301
Western Australia Director of CoachingHelen


To qualify as an Croquet Australia accredited Golf Croquet Referee candidates are required to complete an Assessment consisting of

  • Completion of the ASC Introductory Level Officiating General Principles Course
  • Completion of Steps 2, 3 and 4 of the Croquet Australia GCR Accreditation.

A National Golf Croquet Referee Training Program is being developed by the Golf Croquet Technical Panel but in the interim each State has its own training programs and courses and information can be obtained from your State Director of Refereeing.

The Golf Croquet Refereeing Manual– June 2020

is a good source of information for Golf Croquet Referees, Golf Croquet Trainee Referees (for whom it is prescribed reading) and Golf Croquet players.

Pages of the Manual may be amended periodically as the rules are revised, policies amended and when new technical information becomes available. Updates will be listed on the Croquet Australia website.

Please click on the link below for guidelines on Accreditation and Reaccreditation Programs for Croquet Australia Referees.


National Co-ordinator of Refereeing Jim Clement 0409 115 647
Queensland Director of Refereeing Cloreen Van Der Sluis 07 5441 5024
New South Wales Director of Refereeing Janine Crellin 0418 250 695
Victoria Co-ordinator of Refereeing John van der Touw 03 9803 3433
Tasmania Director of Refereeing Elizabeth Bassett 0409 799 462
South Australia Co-ordinator of Refereeing John Arney  
Western Australia Director of Refereeing John Doepel 0427 364 107


New Resource Material to comply with the New Golf Handicapping System