Only referees, scorers, markers and dart board indicator operators (where used) are allowed to stand or sit in front of the player actually throwing darts. Such officials are expected to restrict their movement to a minimum during the course of ‘the throw’.

Dart board 

All dart boards to be manufactured from sisal. The standard dimensions of the dart board are as follows: 

  • Double and treble ring inside measurement: 8mm.
  • Bull inside diameter: 12.7mm.
  • Outer bull inside diameter: 31.8mm.
  • Centre bull to inside edge of treble wire: 107mm.
  • Centre bull to outside edge double wire: 170mm.
  • Outside edge of double wire to outside edge of double wire: 340mm.
  • Overall dart board diameter: 451mm.

The dart board is fixed on a wall, or mobile stand allowing for a minimum of a 3m separation between boards measured Bull to Bull.

The dart board is fixed so that the perpendicular height from the centre of the bull to the floor, at the same level as the ochre shall measure 1.73m.

The dart board is fixed so that the 20 segment is coloured black and is at the top of the board.

dart board and scoring system


The oche is the line behind which the throwing player stands. It is 25mm high and 915mm long and placed in a position where the minimum throwing distance measured from the rear of the raised oche is 2.37m along the floor to a plumb line at the face of the dartboard. The diagonal distance from the bull centre to the rear of the raised oche at floor level is 2.93m.

The encroachment line is a tape line located 1.5m behind the oche. This is where a player must stand as his/her opponent is playing a shot.

darts playing area


Darts Australia Inc Playing Rules Revised August 2015.

Sport association details


Deaf Sport Australia — Western Australia Deaf Recreation Association

Adam Barnes
Community Projects Officer — WADRA
Lake Monger Recreation Club, Gregory Street, Wembley WA
Telephone 0422 073 484 (SMS only)
Email wa@deafsports.org.au
Website deafsports.org.au/wa/
Facebook wadeafrecreation


The information in this guide is general in nature and cannot be relied upon as professional advice concerning the design of, or marking out for, sporting facilities and playing areas. No assurance is given as to the accuracy of any information contained in this guide and readers should not rely on its accuracy. Readers should obtain their own independent and professional advice in relation to their proposed sporting activity.

Page reviewed 08 July 2019