Learn more about Umpire Coaching.
Rules of Hockey (Outdoor and Indoor)
Learn more about the Rules of Hockey.
To learn more about high level management, penalty consistency and umpire preparation, please visit the following FIH site - see link below. IMPORTANTLY, at the bottom of this page are links to both Outdoor and Indoor FIH Umpires Briefings for 2022-2023. Links are ready only but contain some excellent videos to illustrate the intent of the rule.
Australian Championships Resources
Selection Policy – coming soon
The Selection Policy provides selection guidelines for officials to Australian Championships.
The Travel Policy provides travel and accommodation guidelines for officials at Australian Championships.
Hockey Australia is in the process of producing a document for Umpire Managers, Coaches, Coordinators, Umpires and Players alike to aid understanding of the Rules of Hockey. It will be essential reading. In the interim, please refer to the FIH umpire manager page referrenced above.
Play the Whistle Pack
Play the Whistle is an initiative to encourage competing hockey teams, team officials and spectator groups to play in the true spirit of the game. The spirit of the game encompasses demonstrating behaviours that are outlined in the codes of behaviour.
FIH Umpire Fitness Training Manual
As a hockey umpire it is essential to have high levels of fitness to keep up with play and make correct umpiring decisions. This becomes particularly important during a tournament scenario where umpires may be involved in multiple matches over a short period of time with only minimal recovery between matches. This Fitness Training Manual is a useful resource for any umpire.
FIH Rules of Hockey Video Archive
This is a joint project between the FIH Umpiring Committee and Hockey Rules Board. The objective of the Video Library is to provide a collection of video clips which demonstrate the Rules of Hockey and their current interpretations. Updated Regularly.
Claim Form – Complete first 2 sections only
Operations Manual, Tournament Regulations and Forms
Hockey Australia Operations Manual – June 2015
Attachment A – Match Schedule Format – 2019
Attachment B – Venue and Hosting Requirements (N/A 2017 – Refer Specific Hosting Agreement)
Attachment C1 - HA Tournament Regulations - U21, U18, U16, U14, & Country Championships 2024
Attachment C1 – HA Tournament Regulations – Women’s Masters Championships 2023
Attachment C1 - HA Tournament Regulations - Men's Masters Championships 2023
Attachment C2 – HA Tournament Regulations - Indoor Championships 2024
Attachment E – Australian Championship Participant Data – 2022 Use
Attachment E – Participant Data Form
Attachment F – Transfer Form
Attachment G1 – Tournament Directors Report
Attachment G2 – Umpires Manager Responsibilities
Attachment G3 – Umpires Manager Report
Attachment G4 – Umpires Manager Rating Report
Attachment G5 – Umpire Performance Report
Attachment G6 – Technical Official Feedback Report
Attachment H – Technical Responsibilities
Attachment H1 – Tournament Director Briefing Technical Checklist
Attachment I – Drug Control Area
Attachment M – Shootout Form – 2019
Attachment N1 – Major Medical Incident Report
Attachment N2 – Team Injury Summary
Attachment O – Guidelines for Ball Persons
Attachment Q – Under 21 Import Process (2021)
Attachment R – 2024 National Championships Team Entry Form
Attachment S – Player of the Tournament Voting
Attachment V – Women’s Masters Championships 2023
Attachment W – HA Country Championships July 2023
Attachment X – Communications and Media