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Rules of Hockey

Hockey has a proud record of evolving with the times and over the years has not been afraid to change its rules to accomResources imagemodate changes in the game.

All forms of hockey are governed by the rules of hockey as set down by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The latest Rules of Hockey, Rules of Indoor Hockey, Hockey 5s Rules and notification of any amendments to rules can be found on the FIH website.

We’ve created a Bluffer’s Guide to help introduce you to some of the main rules and features of the game. Download the Bluffer's Guide or select the graphic to download it. 

At local, regional and state level, regulations may differ for different competitions. It is important to always be familiar with the rules and regulations of the competition in which you are playing.

Rules of Indoor Hockey

The FIH has recently released an updated version of the Rules of Indoor Hockey, effective 1 March 2021.

Rules of Indoor Hockey

Download the Rules

Download the latest version of the Rules of Hockey from the FIH website.