Where to play hockey

A perfect climate, outstanding facilities, and excellent organisation of club hockey makes Australia every hockey player's dream destination, and supports the growing popularity of the game in Australia.
 
Eight state Hockey Associations work with Hockey Australia to ensure that Australians males and females of all ages have opportunities to play regularly.  Hockey is popular in most schools, and both junior and senior clubs operate in all cities, most towns, and in most Australian universities. Startlocal.com.au lists contact information for 80 club co-ordinators.
 
Hockey Australia sponsors Hockeynet to provide clubs and associations with an on-line member database and communication system.  Through HockeyNet, every Australian club and association has access to their own website.  Email CLOAKING , or phone Josh Burt on 03 9555 1500 for information, or go to http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=4-2702-0-0-0&sID=26395 for contact phone numbers for state hockey associations. 
 
http://www.dmoz.org/Sports/Hockey/Field_Hockey/Clubs/Oceania/Australia/ provides lists of clubs, and http://www.communityguide.com.au/community.cfm?/australia/cat/sportingclubs/hockey/ features links to Australia Hockey Featured web sites and a list of Australia Hockey club listings.
 
Those interested in playing ice hockey can contact Ice Hockey Australia or the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).  Ice Hockey Australia provides a "Come and Play" brochure (downloadable at http://www.iha.org.au/images/pdf/come_and_play_brochure2.pdf)  for anyone interested in the sport.  All state association contacts are listed at http://www.iha.org.au/associations.asp.
 
Semi-professional ice hockey teams are active in Adelaide (Ice ArenA), Penrith (Penrith Ice Palace), Canberra (Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre), Bundall on the Gold Coast (Iceland), Melbourne (Olympic Ice Skating Centre), Newcastle (Hunter Ice Skating Stadium), and Liverpool in Western Sydney (Catholic Club's ice rink).  A list of Australian women's ice hockey teams is available at http://www.whockey.com/country/australia/.
 
If you live in Sydney and are interested in indoor hockey, check out Sydney Indoor Hockey Association's magazine for information about contests and registration. 
 
Brisbane residents can contact the Brisbane Indoor Hockey Association on 0414 733 413 or by writing to P.O. Box 972 Springwood.
 
Residents of other states should look for their state Hockey Association website.  Most states publish information about registering to play indoor hockey.