Judge Regulations

Judge Accreditation

Judges officiating at GNSW events must be appropriately accredited within the specific gymsport and be registered with both Gymnastics Australia, GNSW and with the relevant sport’s Judging Assembly. All judges are required to be financial members of GNSW for the current year. Judges are required to have their Technical Membership with them in the GNSW Member App at all events. Judges should refer to the NSW Technical Regulations Website and Gymsport Technical rules for information with respect to the minimum accreditation requirements to judge at an event. If there is an insufficient number of judges in the required accreditation categories at a competition, the Judging Coordinator (or their delegate) may take whatever action is needed to secure the running of the event. Variation to panel requirements and composition is at the discretion of the relevant Gymsport Judges Assembly and is relevant and appropriate to the level and format of the competition.

Judges may require higher levels of accreditation to be selected onto a state team or to Judge at an Interstate or National Level event.

 
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Acrobatic Gymnastics

Level
Difficulty
Execution
Artistry
Level 1-3
Advanced
Beginner
NA
Level 4-6
Advanced
Intermediate
Intermediate
Level 7-10
Advanced Silver
Advanced
Intermediate
Senior International
FIG
Advanced Silver
Advanced

For Additional Judge Accreditation Regulations please refer to the ACR Regulations Section

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Aerobic Gymnastics

Level
Difficulty
Execution
Artistry
Level 1-4
Intermediate
Beginner
Intermediate
Level 5
Intermediate
Intermediate
Intermediate
Level 6-10
Advanced
Intermediate
Advanced
AeroDance Divisions
NA
Beginner
Intermediate
AeroDance National
NA
Intermediate
Advanced
International Age Groups
Advanced Silver
Advanced
Advanced Silver
International Senior
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver

For Additional Judge Accreditation Regulations please refer to the AER Regulations Section

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Gymnastics for All

Level
Difficulty
Execution
FreeG - all Divisions
Advanced
Advanced
TeamGym Novice
Intermediate
Intermediate
TeamGym Intermediate
Intermediate
Intermediate
TeamGym Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
TeamGym or FreeG Open
Advanced
Advanced
TeamGym International
Advanced
Advanced
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Men's Gymnastics

Level
Difficulty
Execution
Level 0-2
Intermediate
Beginner
Level 3-6
Intermediate Bronze
Intermediate
Level 7-9
Advanced
Intermediate Bronze
Level 10 & Senior International
Advanced Silver
Advanced

For Additional Judge Accreditation Regulations please refer to the MAG Regulations Section

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Rhythmic Gymnastics

Level
Execution Technical
Difficulty of Body
Difficulty of Apparatus
Artistry
Level 1-9
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Advanced
Multiples Cat 1-5
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Advanced
HP Dev Ind
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Advanced Silver
Level 10, Sub Jnr & Pre Jnr
Advanced
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
HP Dev Group
Advanced
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
Jnr - Snr Ind & Group
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver

For Additional Judge Accreditation Regulations please refer to the RG Regulations Section

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Trampoline Gymnastics

Level
Difficulty
Execution
Level 1-2
Beginner
Level 3-4
Intermediate
Intermediate
Level 5-7
Advanced
Advanced
Level 1-6 Synchronisation
Intermediate
Intermediate
Level 7 & International Synchronisation
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
Youth & Junior International
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
Senior International
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
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Trampoline Gymnastics - Tumbling

Level
Difficulty
Execution
Level 1-2
Beginner
Level 3-4
Intermediate
Intermediate
Level 5-7
Advanced
Advanced
Youth & Junior International
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
Senior International
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
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Women's Gymnastics

Level
Difficulty
Execution
Level 1-2
Beginner
Beginner
Level 3-6
Intermediate
Intermediate
Level 7-10
Advanced
Advanced
Future / Junior / Senior International
Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver

Judge Behaviour 

All judges who take part in a GNSW competition or sanctioned event must abide by the GNSW Code of Conduct, GNSW Judge Policies and Protocols and act within the guidelines stated by the relevant Judges Assembly. Judges and officials in breach of the code of conduct are subject to the Yellow/Red Card warning system as set out in the coach behaviour section. Infringements may result in the judge or official being removed from the competition floor for the remainder of the duration of the competition and be subject to further disciplinary action following the conclusion of the event.

LINK: GNSW Officials Code of Behaviour

LINK: Coach Behaviour Yellow/Red Card

LINK: GNSW Judge Policies and Protocols

 

Judge Attire 

All judges attending GNSW event/competition must be suitably attired and adhere to all rules and regulations set down by the Sport’s Gymsport Committee Technical Regulations. 

Judges not complying with these rules and regulations may be refused entry onto the competition arena. 

Please refer to the Gymsport Regulations Section for further specifications on Judges Attire. 

Judges must be easily identifiable on the field of play by means of either a wrist band or stamp to ensure they have presented their WWCC. 

LINK: ACRO Regulations
LINK: AER Regulations
LINK: GfA Regulations
LINK: MAG Regulations
LINK: RG Regulations
LINK: TRP Regulations
LINK: WAG Regulations

 

Judge Technical Briefings 

A judges technical briefing will occur prior to the start of each competition. The judges technical briefing may be held online, through a digital platform in the lead-up to the event starting date or in person at the event prior to the competition session, as is relevant for the event. It is required that all judges officiating at the event be in attendance at this meeting. Judges who are unable to attend the competition briefing must request an exemption from the Judging Coordinator, or their delegate. Exemptions will only be granted under extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Judging Coordinator. Judges are required to attend each relevant judge briefing for the sessions they are judging throughout the event as relevant. Judges who do not attend the relevant judges briefing and have not received an exemption, will not be permitted to judge at the competition and the judges club will be required to replace the judge in accordance with the Provision of Judges Policy.

Additional competition session information for judges may be communicated electronically prior to the start of a competition session or during a competition session if required through the GNSW Team App. It is the responsibility of each judge who will be judging during an event to ensure they have read the information prior to the event.

 

Apparatus Safety at Events 

The Head Judge at each apparatus has responsibility for the safe operation of the competition on that apparatus, including the safety conscious conduct of judges, coaches and gymnasts involved from time to time and any persons authorised or otherwise, who encroach on the apparatus environment under the Head Judge’s control.  Apart from directives and warnings to all involved, the most immediate course of action in case of a material failure of any person or aspect in meeting safety standards is to cease the operation of competition on that apparatus and place determination of the next course of action in the hands of the Competition Coordinators. 

LINK: Judge Policies and Protocols – PART E Judge Gymnast Safety Protocol

 
 

Judges’ Attendance at Competitions

Judges arriving late for competitions (force majeure) may be allowed to judge at the discretion of the Judging Coordinator or their delegate. A signed statement as to the reason resulting in the late attendance to the competition may be required to demonstrate the judge or club was not at fault and to be considered for any exemption of Proxy and Administrative fees. Judges who arrive late without satisfactory explanation may be subject to further action. Late judges may be removed from judging panels for other sessions during the event and the club subject to relevant Proxy and Administrative charges for those sessions.

A judge may not leave the competition floor before the conclusion of the competition for that Gymsport within that session or until instructed by the Judging Coordinator and GNSW Competition Management. Judges are to remain seated in their assigned positions until the competition has concluded on all judging panels and instructions have been given to depart the Field of Play. Judges need to seek permission from the Judging Coordinator (or their delegate) in advance, before leaving a competition before completion.

Judges are required at all times to abide by all GNSW policies, event regulations, and direction provided by event management and GNSW staff. Judges must abide by the GNSW Judge Policies and Protocols, including the Judge Code of Conduct contained in the Judge Ethics and Integrity Protocol.

LINK: Judge Policies and Protocols 

Judges Unavailable on the day of Competition

The Gymsport Judging Coordinator and/or the Gymnastics NSW ESDO should be contacted if unforeseen circumstances occur on the day of the competition and the judge becomes unavailable to attend for the sessions they have been assigned. This is to allow the Judging Coordinator time to reorganise the Judging Panels with minimal impact on the competition. Failure to do so will result in the penalties for the failure to attend the required session, $250 per session fine and $100 administration fee.

LINK: Judge Policies and Protocols – PART A Provision of Judges Policy

 

Judge Reimbursement of Expenses

People that judge at a competition do so in a volunteer capacity. As such there is no obligation upon GNSW to reimburse judges for expenses.  Individual Gymsports may decide to reimburse volunteers for out of pocket expenditure at their absolute discretion. Where a gymsport determines that reimbursement of judges shall occur, the gymsport will determine the amount of reimbursement.  Judge reimbursement may be paid direct to the judge or to the club supplying the judge.

 

The club of a volunteer who is due to receive a reimbursement of expenditure may request that the reimbursement is provided directly to the club instead of to the volunteer directly. Clubs must indicate on the official Provision of Judge form if they are requesting the reimbursement of expenditure to be provided to the club or directly to the volunteer. If a club judge is judging additional sessions as an independent judge (additional to the club provision nomination), any reimbursement for the independent sessions will be paid directly to the judge.

 

Judges are required to provide their own lunch and snacks for events. No food or eating is permitted on the Field of Play. For GNSW competitions where meals are not provided, judges who judge two or more consecutive sessions on the same day will receive a $15 food allowance. Food allowance will be paid directly to the judge. The allowance is only payable once per eligible day.

 

All required expense reimbursement forms must be submitted to GNSW by the 31st of December in each calendar year. No reimbursements can be claimed for events held in previous years and any outstanding reimbursements or allowances are forfeited.  

LINK: Judge Policies and Protocols – PART A Provision of Judges Policy