Richard Lorenc started his referee career in 1972. He blew the whistle in over more than 500 Australian League matches.
Lorenc officiated in 50 international matches. His highest honour must have been his selection for the 1990 World Cup in Italy were he acted as linesman.
Richard Lorenc retired in 1995. He became a teacher at a Sydney Japanese school. in 2005 he was appointed National Refereeing Manager at the Football Federation Australia.