A global game

Ice Hockey is a game synonymous the world over with exhilarating speed, exacting technique, and exemplary teamwork.

Although the sport’s traditional centres of gravity are undoubtedly to be found in the traditional winter-sport nations of Europe and North America, ice hockey has been a continuous feature of the Australian sports landscape since 1906.

  • At present we have 6250+ registered players, coaches & officials in Australia
  • Learn to play (L2P) programs are run by every state association and can be tailored for individuals learning to skate for the first time
  • Experienced players participate in pathway programs and established state, national and international competitions
  • Until the age of 14, boys and girls play ‘no body-checking’ ice hockey
  • After the age of 14, players can progress into a competitive stream which includes body checking, or can participate in a recreational stream with no body checking


Get the puck rolling

New players become eligible via a simple registration and membership initiated at ‘grassrinks’ level.

  • In Australia, clubs are recognised by and affiliated with the sport’s Member Associations (MAs). These MAs come together at a national level to help inform IHA
  • New players typically first receive an invitation from a properly recognised and affiliated club or through the member association.
  • Each club’s Member Association is responsible for providing new players with the necessary links and resources to initiate membership – a process overseen by IHA in partnership with eSportsdesk (ESD)
  • For junior players, a new ESD account can be linked to a parent’s account, allowing parents to oversee and manage the registration process 


Learn To Play (L2P)

Learn To Play (L2P)

L2P is an IHA Development Program.

  • Designed to introduce interested players & parents to the fundamentals of ice hockey, L2P ensures participation that is fun, fast, inclusive, and safe
  • Member Associations organise and administer ‘House Leagues’ for players who have graduated from the L2P program
  • To enrol in L2P or find out more about learning the great sport of ice hockey, simply reach out to the relevant MA in your state or territory

Where To Learn

To enrol in L2P or find out more about learning the great sport of Ice Hockey, simply reach out to the relevant MA in your state or territory.

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Ice Hockey TAS Ice Hockey SA
Ice Hockey ACT Ice Hockey QLD
Ice Hockey WA  


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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.