Australian National Teams
The IHA participates in IIHF World Championships in six categories –
World Senior Men (WM),
World Senior Women (WW),
World Junior Under 20 (WM20),
World Youth Under 18 (WM18),
World Women’s Under 18 (WW18) and
Players are selected through observing their skills and performance at national championships,
national leagues plus state and national “try-out” camps.
Interested applicants wishing to be appointed to team official positions are required to submit
their applications to their respective State Association and the IHA office prior to the IHA’s
Annual General Meeting. National Team Officials are appointed for up to 36 months, subject to review of performance.
Eligibility to represent
There are three major groups of players each with differing requirements of proof for eligibility which must be confirmed by IIHF. In all cases, the player must hold Australian citizenship and an Australian passport.
- A player with no other citizenships
- A player has currently or previously, a second citizenship.
- A player who was born overseas, and has transferred to Australia
- The requirements for eligibility are documented in IIHF Bylaw 4 (2019 update)
A player who is currently transferred from Australia may still meet the eligibility criteria above
The dates and host venues for tournaments are proposed to the IIHF Congress meeting in May, and final details are confirmed in the Semi Annual Congress in September. Details are posted here after confirmation.
National Senior Men’s Team
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Senior Men World Championship Division II Group A
In Tilburg, Netherlands, 23-29 April 2018
Participants: Netherlands, Australia, Serbia, Belgium, Iceland, China
National Junior Team
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III
In Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-28 January 2018
Participants: Australia, China, Iceland, New Zealand, Israel, Bulgaria
National Youth Team
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A
In Tallinn, Estonia, 1-7 April 2018
Participants: Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Korea, Great Britain, Australia
National Women’s Team
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A
In Maribor, Slovenia, 31 March– 6 April 2018
Participants: Netherlands, Great Britain, DPR Korea, Slovenia, Australia, Mexico
National U18 Women’s Team
2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B
In Krynica, Poland, 6-12 January 2018
Participants: France, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain, China, Australia