Rules & Policies

2017 Rules of Polo

Online Rules testing can be found here.

In order to ensure there is a minimum standard of knowledge for players participating in polo and in particular at polo tournaments, the APF Board has issued a directive that as a condition of membership all players must complete the APF rules test in 2017.
Rules testing sessions will be conducted in all States and zones throughout the playing seasons, further information on dates and venues for these will be issued on a State by State basis as the details come to hand.
Players can elect to complete the online rules test - Note there is a fee for this test $77 incl GST (3 x attempts per fee & 30 minute time limit for each test).

Anto White National Chief Umpire, strongly advises all players to read the rule book thoroughly and view the HPA rules DVD

APF Appointed Rules Testers:
VIC: Lachlan McKinnon, Greg Keyte, Corin Gibbs
QLD: Damien Johnston, Derek Gilmore, Will Gilmore, Pat MacGinley
SA: Nick Roberts
WA: Tex Webster, Luke Reid
NSW: Anto White, Glen Gilmore


Australian Polo Federation Policies
The Australian Polo Federation is the peak body for the sport of polo in Australia, and is committed to developing polo throughout Australia and internationally for the safety and enjoyment of all.
The Rules and Policies of the Australian Polo Federation are central to meeting this committment. Members of the Australian Polo Federation are required to comply with APF rules and policies at all times.

For full details of the Australian Polo Federation's rules, policies and regulations, please select from the list below:

Risk Management Policy 2016
Discipline Policy 2011  
Anti Doping Policy 2015
Alcohol and Drugs Safety Testing Policy 2013 
Handicap Policy 2014 
International Competition Regulations
Member Protection Policy
SunSmart Policy
APF Membership Terms and Conditions
Heat Policy 2016