Rules of the game

Handball

These Rules of the Game will take effect on 1 July 2016. The Rules Text, the Comments, the IHF Hand Signals, the Clarifications to the Rules of the Game, and the Substitution Area Regulations are all components of the overall rules. Please also note the integrated “Guidelines and Interpretations” that give additional guidance on the application of certain rules.

Beach handball

These Rules of the Game will take effect on 8 July 2014. For the sake of simplicity, this rule book generally uses the male form of words with respect to female and male players, officials, referees and other persons. However, the rules apply equally to both female and male participants, except Rule 3 (size of the ball). The Philosophy of Beach Handball is based on the principles of “Fair Play”. Every decision has to be taken in accordance with these principles

New guidelines and interpretations

This new version of the Guidelines and Interpretations valid as of 1 July 2019 has been prepared by the IHF PRC in collaboration with the IHF rules experts to clarify the correct decisions on certain situations.

Technical regulations

Quick and illustrated guides

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

Handball Australia

PO Box 6471
Silverwater, NSW, 1181
Australia

IHF Logo
IHF
Sport Australia logo
Sport Australia
Australian Olympic Committee
Sport Integrity Australia logo
Sport Integrity Australia

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

© Copyright 2020 Handball Australia – The official website of Handball Australia