Rates and Fees


Club Fees for Referees

Club fees for referees are quite modest in the Pacific Northwest.  Different leagues have different rates, with youth matches paying the Reduced Game Rate.

2019-2020 PNRRS Fee Structure
Rate Match Official Assistant Referee #4 Official Coach / Referee Manager
Standard Game Rate $85 $25 $25 $50
Elite Game Rate $95 $25 $25 $50
Reduced Game Rate $75 $25 $25 $50
AR Only -- $25
Tournaments $100 $50 $50 $100
Professional Games $250 $100 $25 $50


  • These are the amounts charged by PNRRS to the home team in any fixture. Rates are for each official.

  • PNRRS only charges for AR, #4, coach and referee manager roles when the league / match organizer has specifically asked for them to be in place.

  • Tournament fee is per day, and assumes an official referees at least 4 7s games or the equivalent. Ref managers are required for tournaments.

  • Reduced rate games are by arrangement with the society and apply only to age grade games of shorter than standard duration.

  • If a game, team, or tournament requires a referee manager to be present due to disciplinary matters, they are charged at the indicated rate.

Club Fees for Sevens

Sevens has an On-The-Day fee and reimbursement model.  Referees and support personnel are a flat rate of $50 or $100 for half or full days.  The event itself will also carry a service fee to support the incidental costs, this will scale with the event but for most events will be around $100.  Some tournaments will require special travel and accommodation arrangements - especially when out of town referees are brought in to support the event.  Please engage with your regional allocator as early as possible to ensure there are no surprises.

Sevens tournaments will not be assigned referees if the event is unsanctioned and the hosting and participating clubs are not CIPP'd and in good standing with their respective unions and societies.