Policies, Resources and Inclusion


With new opportunities in international and domestic competitions, and the increased exposure that comes with it, hockey will be faced with new integrity risks. Hockey Australia has identified these emerging risks and stepped up its focus on safeguarding the integrity of our sport.

Integrity is a core value of our organisation. We are committed to evolving our systems, processes, and behaviours to safeguard the integrity of hockey. The National Framework for Ethical Decision-Making and Integrity in Australian Hockey (the National Integrity Framework) will provide greater consistency and surety, keeping Australian hockey clean and protected from the threats of match-fixing.

Hockey Australia has worked closely with relevant Government bodies, including NISU, ASADA, and Sport Australia, in developing the National Integrity Framework, and will continue to work closely with these bodies through its delivery.

The implementation of the National Integrity Framework will see a multi-faceted approach to strengthening integrity arrangements through:

  1. Enhanced integrity policies;
  2. Education;
  3. Detection and enforcement; and
  4. Oversight and reporting

Hockey Australia will play an important national leadership role within the sport, supporting its member associations and the Hockey One League in implementing and complying with these strengthened integrity arrangements.


National Policies, Resources & Guidelines

Child Safe Framework

Child Safe Poster

Child Abuse Incident Report Form
Child Safe Induction Training
Child Safe Recruitment & Screening Requirements
Child Safe Sport Commitment Statement

Responding to Child Abuse Reports & Allegations

Responding to Incidents, Disclosures & Suspicions of Child Abuse

Code of Behaviour
Extreme Weather Guidelines
Junior Hockey Policy
What You Say Matters! (communication resource for coaches)
International Travel Policy

National Integrity Framework
Anti-Doping Policy
Illicit Drugs Policy
Gambling & Match-Fixing Policy
Member Protection Policy
Sports Science & Sports Medicine Policy
Whistleblowing Policy
Pitchsiding Policy
No Objection Certificate (playing overseas)
Selection Policy

Inclusion Policy (available soon)
Indigenous Programs 

Data Collection Policy
GameDay Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
National Database Policy

Registration Fee Refund Policy


If you see, hear or experience any suspicious or unwelcomed activity relating to cheating, doping, gambling or match-fixing, report it to StopLine:

1300 30 45 50

You can report anonymously if you prefer.

If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination, harassment or bullying on any grounds, please lodge a member protection report with your relevant club, association or state basketball body.

Information relating to suspected breaches of Hockey Australia’s Anti-Doping Policy can be reported to ASADA:


If you have any information in relation to a criminal matter, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

External Resources & Guidelines

Anti-Doping: The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA)
ASADA is a government statutory authority that is Australia’s driving force for pure performance in sport. Its mission is to protect Australia’s sporting integrity through the elimination of doping. ASADA offers a range of anti-doping education (e-learning) opportunities for individuals, clubs, schools, state and national sporting organisations. Mos
t programs and resources are available free of charge. To check your medication use the check your substances feature.

Child Protection: Play by the Rules
Play by the Rules is  is a comprehensive portal which provides the latest news, articles, events, tools and resources around safe, fair and inclusive sport. There in information on managing risks, dealing with complaints and template codes and policies for clubs to download and adapt for their own use. There’s also fact sheets, guides and links on where to get additional help.

Concussion in Sport: AIS/Australian Medical Association
This AIS/AMA website on Concussion in Sport brings together the most contemporary evidence-based information for athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and medical practitioners. Funded by the Australian Government, this site seeks to ensure that all members of the public have rapid access to information to increase their understanding of sport-related concussion and to assist in the delivery of best practice medical care.

Discrimination/Harassment: Play by the Rules
Play by the Rules is  is a comprehensive portal which provides the latest news, articles, events, tools and resources around safe, fair and inclusive sport. There in information on managing risks, dealing with complaints and template codes and policies for clubs to download and adapt for their own use. There’s also fact sheets, guides and links on where to get additional help.

Complaints Flowchart: Play by the Rules – Complaints Flowchart
If you need information, advice, to make a complaint or to raise a concern in relation to inappropriate behaviour in sport (such as harassment, discrimination or abuse), this chart may assist in working out who to contact and how. Start at the level (club, state or national) that the incident occurred.

Supplements in Grassroots Sport – Play by the Rules – Ebook
The purpose of the ebook is pretty simple – to help you ‘get informed’ about the use of supplements in sport. The format of the ebook is simple too – we answer a series of frequently asked questions about the use of supplements in sport.


Club Development: Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is Australia’s primary national sports administration and advisory agency. Its website contains a host of club development resources,including an online club ‘health check‘.  

Discrimination/Harassment: You Can Play

You Can Play is a national Anti-Homophobia in Sport Initiative bought to you by Play by the Rules. Play by the Rules is a national program that promotes safe fair and inclusive sport. It is supported bymultiple government and non-government partners including the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation and equal opportunity commissions.



Discrimination/Harassment: Fair go, sport!

On the back of research that shows sport is a significant site of homophobic harassment, discrimination and exclusion Fair go, Sport! was created to increase awareness of sexual and gender diversity, promote safe and inclusive environments, and develop a flexible model of engagement that can be adapted for other sporting codes and their governing bodies.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) has produced a guideline aimed at sporting organisations, clubs and staff to provide advice and assistance in relation to transgender people and sport. Guideline: Transgender People and Sport.

Discrimination/Harassment: Australian Human Rights Commission ‘Know your rights’The Australian Human Rights Commission has published its guide ‘Know your rights: Racial discrimination and vilification’. It explains what constitutes racial discrimination and vilification, what you can do about it and how to prevent it.


Funding/Grants: Australian Sports Commission
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is Australia’s primary national sports administration and advisory agency. Its website contains information on a number of grants and scholarships available to sports organisations in Australia.


Funding/Grants: Australian Sports Foundation
The Australian Sports Foundation works with sports clubs and organisations, large and small, and from all over the country, to help raise money for Australian sport. It partners with grassroots and community organisations right through to elite and national levels to help raise funds for vital projects – projects that will help improve the health of our nation, build our communities and strengthen our national sporting identity. 


Health/Medical: Sports Medicine Australia
Sports Medicine Australia is Australia’s peak national umbrella body for sports medicine and sports science, advising on all medical and health issues for active people of ages and levels of ability. Its website contains injury factsheets, policies, concussion guidance and more. 

Health/Medical – Concussion: HeadSmart
The HeadSmart™ Sports Concussion Programme provides an end-to-end sports concussion solution for grassroots schools and clubs to the same standard as professional teams. Children and weekend warriors’ brains are no less important than high-earning athletes.
HeadSmart™ is your “insurance policy” for that clash of heads during a sports event. Our programme ensures over 97% accuracy in sports concussion diagnosis and return-to-sport results. The world’s leading sports concussion programme is mobile, versatile, affordable and easy to use. Understanding your duty of care to all your players, HeadSmart™ reduces liability and culpability.

Health/Medical/Social Responsibility: Good Sports
The Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program provides free support to community sporting clubs to change their culture and reduce high risk drinking. The Good Sports program works in communities to make sports clubs safe and healthy through the responsible management of alcohol.