About us

Who we are

The Australian Handball Federation (Handball Australia) is Australia’s governing body for the sport of Handball – for Handball and Beach Handball.

Handball Australia is a nation member of the International Handball Federation (IHF), a member of the continental body the Oceania Continental Handball Federation (OCHF) and a member of the Commonwealth Handball Association (currently not active).

There are presently six full member associations:

  • ACT Handball (ACT)
  • Handball SA (SA)
  • Handball VIC (VIC)
  • Handball West (WA)\
  • New South Wales Handball Association (NSWHA)
  • Queensland (QLD)

Within Australia, Handball Australia is recognised by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). The State Members are also required to be affiliated with their State Olympic Committees.

Handball is recognised as an Olympic sport and as such Handball Australia has adopted the IOC Transgender guidelines as endorsed at the IOC Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism in November 2015.

We recognise and value inclusion and participation in sport at community and elite level and athletes meeting these guideline requirements are eligible to compete in our Australian sanctioned activities and events.


Latest news

Handball Australia seeks to improve LGBTQI+ inclusion policy to better meet member needs. In furtherance of this, we acknowledge that at the Asian Championships in

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Handball Australia AGM July 26

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Australian Handball Federation Limited AGM has been deferred until Sunday July 26, 2020 at 10:00 online. All currently financial members/associated members are welcome. Please do

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Handball Australia

PO Box 6471
Silverwater, NSW, 1181

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

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