Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, transcending differences in language, ability, cultures, and beliefs, and provides physical, social, and economic benefits.

Threats to sports integrity include competition manipulation, doping, and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of Ice Hockey, such as discrimination or abuse.

Integrity in sport means that athletes, support persons, and fans can participate and celebrate Ice Hockey, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, ethical, and inclusive environment.

Ice Hockey Australia takes integrity seriously.

All our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of Ice Hockey, as well as the health and wellbeing of our athletes.

We work closely with Sport Integrity Australia; the federal agency established to prevent and deal with integrity threats in sport. For more information visit the Sport Integrity Australia website.

On this page, you will find our integrity rules as outlined by the National Integrity Framework, education and training resources, information about different topics and instructions on how to lodge a complaint.

If you have questions regarding any of the information below, please contact


National Integrity Framework

The overarching policy of the National Integrity Framework that defines the scope of the Framework, how its policies apply, and the responsibilities of Ice Hockey Australia under the Framework.

Click here to view the National Integrity Framework


Child Safeguarding Policy

This policy protects children in Ice Hockey Australia by putting in place rules and processes to ensure sporting environments are inclusive, positive, and safe for all children, all the time.

Click here to view the Child Safeguarding Policy


IHA Child/Young Person Safe Commitment Statement 

Ice Hockey Australia is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all Children/Young People that are involved in our sport. Our policies and procedures seek to address risks to Child safety and to establish Child safe culture and practices. 

Children/Young People safe Commitment Statement


Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy 

This policy keeps Ice Hockey fair by protecting sporting competitions from competition manipulation (also known as match-fixing) and associated betting activity.

Click here to view the Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy


Member Protection Policy

This policy protects the welfare, wellbeing, and health of everyone involved in Ice Hockey. It provides clear definitions of abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, victimisation, and vilification in sport, along with information on how to report these behaviours.

Click here to view the Member Protection Policy


Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy

This policy protects athletes from harm caused by the improper use of medicines, supplements, and illegal drugs.

Click here to view the Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy


Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy

This policy provides Ice Hockey Australia and its participants with an independent and impartial complaint management process run by Sport Integrity Australia.

This means when someone wants to make a formal Complaint about allegations of Prohibited Conduct, it will be evaluated and assessed independently by Sport Integrity Australia, removing any risk of a conflict of interest or perceptions of bias.

Click here to view the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy


Australian National Anti-Doping Policy (ANADP)

The Australian National Anti-Doping Policy reflects the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and amendments to Australian anti-doping legislation. The purpose of the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy is to have a single and consistent set of anti-doping rules across all sports in Australia. 

Click here to view the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy (ANADP)


Integrity Education

As part of Ice Hockey Australia´s National Integrity Framework Education Plan links to learning are available for staff, officials and members to complete


Ice Hockey Australia encourages everyone involved in the sport to complete relevant eLearning courses on the National Integrity Framework available at Sport Integrity Australia eLearning. These include but are not limited to:  

  • National Integrity Framework
  • Child Safeguarding in Sport
  • Induction Competition Manipulation and Sports Betting Course
  • Introduction to Illicit Drugs in Sport
  • Play by the Rules (Issue 42)
    Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, inclusion and integrity issues in Sport.


Please contact with any general integrity-related enquiries including about the National Integrity Framework.

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Our Commitment

Ice Hockey Australia respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands in which we are on. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are committed to a positive future for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and to honor their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and recognise the role and value of culture.

We are a proudly diverse organisation, who actively celebrates LGBTQIA+ diversity, inclusion, and pride.