Pathways exist for player’s coaches and officials in Australia to advance from local, state based competitions to national championships and leagues and ultimately to international competitions such as world championships and the Olympics.


Pathways for Players

Players can participate in ice hockey at the recreational level right through to high level national and international competition.  Typically, players enter the sport through a learn 2 play program run by their local State Association.  From there they will play in age categorised local competitions and will have opportunities to be selected to represent their State at National Championships. Ice hockey Australia also offers development events such as the McCrae-Williamson Jamboree for 7-11 year olds and a range of national development camps for both boys and girls.  Players on the competitive pathway will have opportunities to play in national leagues such as the AJIHL, AWIHL and AIHL.  From here, players may be selected to represent Australia at world championships in the U18 men and women, the U20 men, and the men and women categories.


Pathways for Coaches


Pathways for Officials

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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.