The Benchmark Committee is appointed by the APF. Its purpose is to make recommendations to the APF in the setting of players' handicaps. It is currently comprised of 7 representatives; one from each State Association plus two members appointed by the APF Delegates. The APF President sits as Chairman but is non-voting. For more information on the APF Benchmark Committee, please see the APF Handicap Policy. The 2017 APF Benchmark Players are:
7 goals: James Harper 6 goals: Sam Hopkinson, Matt Grimes. 5 goals: Damien Johnston, Kelvin Johnson, Guy Kirkpatrick. 4 goals: Adam Tolhurst, Gillon McLachlan, Will Gilmore, Will White. 3 goals: Ric McCarthy, Hamish McGregor, Brodie Donovan. 2 goals: Jason Butt, Daren Smith, Angus Gunn, James Shepherd, Jim Rawlings, Callum MacLachlan, Angus Campbell. 1 goal: Tim Clarke, Nick Simpson, Jason Stowe, Marty Leacy, Mark Barber, Kelly Fernandez, Max O'Leary.0 goals: Geoff Stowe, Kym Warren, Julie McIntosh, Bill Taylor, Inge Burke, Mark Adamson, Justin Cowley, Marnie Hammersley.