Hockey Australia

2024 Hockey Australia National Registration Terms and Conditions

By applying to register to participate in competitions, activities or events of an Australian Hockey Association (AHO), including Hockey Australia Limited (HA), one of its Member Associations, regional associations or affiliated clubs, you (and, if you are under 18, you and your parent or legal guardian whose name and details appear in the requisite fields) acknowledge and agree that your application for membership will be considered and may be accepted or rejected in accordance with the relevant AHO's governing rules. If the AHO accepts your application, you (and, if you are under 18, you and your parent or legal guardian whose name and details appear in the requisite fields) acknowledge and agree that:

  1. You will be bound by and comply with all rules, regulations, by-laws and policies of the AHO, including the AHO's constitution and the National Integrity Framework (NIF), as amended from time to time (Rules) and directions, determinations and decisions made by the AHO and by these registration terms and conditions. The Rules and the NIF are made available from HA’s website at www.hockey.org.au/integrity or from the website of the relevant AHO.
  2. Without limiting the application of the Australian Hockey Code of Conduct or any right to terminate your membership under the AHO's governing rules, the AHO may terminate your membership registration at any time, including if your participation or behaviour interferes with any other participant's safety or enjoyment of hockey, subject to any requirements of the AHO's constitution.
  3. The information provided by you is current and correct at the time of application and will be updated by you as required within one month of any change.
  4.  The personal information that the AHO collects from you may be used and disclosed for the purposes set out in the Australian Hockey Privacy Policy available from HA’s website at www.hockey.org.au/integrity and the privacy policy of the AHO, if any, including administering and marketing competitions, activities and other events; and the provision of hockey-related information and communication from AHOs. You may opt out of your email being used for communication purposes by contacting the AHO and/or managing your communication preferences online.
  5. The AHO may use third parties (such as IT providers, venue operators or survey providers) to collect your personal information or give them your information to help run hockey, as required by law. The AHO will always act in accordance with the Australian Hockey Privacy Policy and its privacy policy, if any.
  6. You accept all risks involved in training, competing and otherwise participating in activities related to or forming part of your membership of the AHO and your registration to participate in the sport, including the risk of transmission of viral illness, including COVID-19 and you have considered that risk, including any vulnerability that you may have. You warrant that you do not have a known pre-existing medical or other condition that makes it unsafe to participate in hockey competitions, activities and other events organised, authorised or recognised by an AHO (Hockey Activities) and agree, if reasonably requested by HA or any AHO of which you are a member, to provide a certificate from a duly qualified medical practitioner certifying you are fit to participate in Hockey Activities.
  7. You consent to receive any medical treatment that an AHO reasonably considers necessary or desirable for you during your participation in Hockey Activities if you cannot make a rational decision about your consent to any medical treatment that you may require. You also agree to reimburse the relevant AHO for any costs or expenses incurred in providing you with such medical treatment.
  8. You become entitled to the level of insurance protection as detailed at www.hockey.org.au/play/registration-and-insurance. This insurance level is not intended to be comprehensive coverage, and it is recommended that you investigate applicable insurance needs and coverage in relation to participating in Hockey Activities.
  9. Subject to any requirements of the AHO's constitution, you must notify the AHO in writing if you wish to cancel your registration. Following the AHO's confirmation to you of your registration cancellation, you will have no entitlement to the benefits that attach to registered participants in Australian Hockey. Refunds will only be provided in the circumstances set out in the Hockey Australia Refund Policy.
  10. Subject to applicable Rules (including the Australian Hockey Privacy Policy), you consent to photographs and video captured, recorded and live-streamed during your participation in any Hockey Activities and to AHOs using your name, image and likeness in any form or medium for:
  1. general marketing and promotional activities related to hockey in Australia; or
  2. the administration of hockey in Australia (e.g., to assist in identifying and investigating prohibited conduct under the NIF or for use in disciplinary proceedings, including tribunal hearings),

in each case without your further consent being necessary.

  1. If you do not wish to consent to your name, image and likeness being used for general marketing and promotional activities related to hockey in Australia, please notify the relevant AHO.
  2. An AHO may apply additional terms and conditions in relation to your registration, including, but not limited to, the collection of your personal information.
  3. Where there is any overlap between these terms and conditions and additional terms applied by an AHO in accordance with clause 10, the additional terms prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

Australian Hockey Code of Conduct

Each AHO is committed to promoting and strengthening the positive image of hockey and its participants in Australia and to ensuring that everyone involved with hockey is treated with respect and dignity.

The Australian Hockey Code of Conduct, available from HA’s website at www.hockey.org.au/integrity or from the website of the relevant AHO, aims to ensure that everyone involved in hockey is aware of the standards of behaviour expected of them and the mechanism for dealing with any conduct alleged to breach the Code of Conduct.

Acknowledgement of this Code of Conduct is a requirement of your registration.

Safe Hockey

Each AHO is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our sport.

Your registration is subject to the terms of the NIF Children and Young People Safeguarding Policy, including the child-safe practices and recruitment and screening requirements contained therein.

Got Something to Report?

If you see, hear or experience any suspicious or unwelcomed activity, including any misconduct relating to child safety, bullying, cheating, doping, gambling or match-fixing, report it confidentially to the Hockey Australia Integrity Unit or the Hockey Integrity Hotline.

Parent/Guardian Declaration

If the applicant for membership has not yet reached the age of 18 at the time of making this application or requires a guardian, I, the parent or guardian of the applicant, authorise and consent to the applicant undertaking the Hockey Activities. In consideration of the applicant's membership to the AHO being accepted, I expressly agree to be responsible for the applicant's behaviour and agree to accept, in my capacity as parent or guardian, the terms set out in this membership declaration. In addition, I agree to be bound by and to comply with the AHO constitution and all other rules, regulations, by-laws and policies of the AHO.

Hockey South Australia

By registering with Hockey SA you agree to abide by all of Hockey SA's terms and conditions, policies and to not behave in a manner that may place your team, club, association, Hockey SA or Hockey Australia in a jeapordised poistion. 

For a full list of all Hockey Australia policies adopted by Hockey SA please CLICK HERE

All registered players, officials and clubs/associations volunteers affiliated with Hockey SA are covered by Honan insurance. Get cover details and more information HERE

North East Hockey Club

  1. All players must be registered with the NEHC prior to training & season commencement. Players will only be eligible to play once registration and payment of the compulsory Hockey SA Individual Membership (Insurance) Fee and Hockey Australia fee has occurred. Registration is accomplished by players completing this registration process online from the NEHC Website (Membership > Registration) and paying the compulsory Hockey SA Insurance Fee. A registration fee for NEHC will be invoiced to the player separate to the Hockey SA/Hockey Australia mandatory fee.
  2. Senior Full Time Student players must be able to produce a copy of their university or student card, which is dated and clearly indicates that they are currently a full-time student or alternatively, an original, signed and dated letter on official university or school stationery, which states that they are a full-time student.
  3. Senior Part Time Student players must, as a minimum, be able to produce an original, signed and dated letter on official university or school stationery, which states that they are a student. Please note that this classification does not apply to players undertaking an apprenticeship.
  4. Non-players may become an “Associate” member for a fee of $25.00.
  5. Please note that weekly match fees are no longer payable to the Team Manager, you will be required to pay the match fees up front, failure to pay your match fee will result in the player being ineligible to play. Please refer to the match fee table for the relevant match fees. If you require a payment arrangement for the match fees please contact the Treasurer via email: treasurer@nehc.asn.au
  6. Reductions to the NEHC Membership Fee may apply in the following cases on a singular (non-cumulative) basis, i.e. only one form of fee reduction may be applied to any one player. The compulsory Hockey SA Membership Fee will apply to and is payable by all players regardless of any reduction being granted by the NEHC.
  1. Players who live more than 75km from the ground pay a reduced registration fee.
  2. Goalies who provide all their own gear receive reduction to the applicable NEHC Membership Fee. Please note that this does not apply to goalies playing on ground or for a second non junior team, in this case they must pay the applicable Team Nomination Fee (see Clause 9) for that team.
  3. Seniors Card holders receive a $50 reduction off the applicable NEHC Membership fee.
  4. Team coaches receive a reduction from the applicable NEHC Membership Fee for themselves. Where there is more than one coach for any given team this discount will be applied to 1 coach only.
  5. Families with three or more players residing at the same address will receive a family discount. The two most senior players will pay full price and the third, fourth, fifth (and subsequent) most junior members of families will pay $100 per member.
  6. Playing life members must pay the compulsory Hockey SA Membership Fee, the umpiring fee of $50 as well as the match fees.
  1. New players, including those in the “Fill In” category who commence playing after the start of the season and prior to June 30 are responsible for paying the applicable “Full Season” fees & must also register as per Clause 1 above prior to playing their first game.
  2. New players, including those in the “Fill In” category who register post June 30 will be responsible for paying the applicable Team Nomination fee & must also register as per Clause 1 above prior to playing their first game.
  3. Team Nomination fees will be determined by the Commitee based on current costs from Hockey SA.
  4. Fees may be paid by instalment but must be paid in full by no later than May 31st.
  5. All applications for a payment plan beyond payment in full by May 31st must be made by emailing the Treasurer at treasurer@nehc.asn.au
  6. If fees are not paid in full by May 31st, this will result in a player’s suspension from further competition until such time as payment is received in full and attract a $50 administration fee.
  7. Official team lists including any membership dues outstanding will be issued to coaches/team managers on an ongoing basis throughout the season. It is the team manager’s responsibility to verify that all players data is correct and that every attempt is made to assist in bringing outstanding membership fees current.
  8. Fees that remain outstanding at the end of the season will exclude a player from any further competition, remain due, must be settled prior to any re registration and may be subject to formal debt collection. By becoming a member of the NEHC you are consenting to your information being published on the Hockey SA website if you have outstanding debts.
  9. Membership fees may be paid via the NEHC Registration Portal online or alternatively by direct deposit to the Bendigo Bank, BSB 633-000, Account 148395189. The name of the account is North East Hockey Club. Please clearly identify the player for whom payment is being made and advise that the payment has been made by emailing treasurer@nehc.asn.au.


We Support