Rules and Policies


Polo Rules Test
– All Players to now complete a rules test, brought into effect in 2017.
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.

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 who would like to access the test, please email your request to apf@australianpolo.com.au and we will provide the access details. There is no charge for this online test.

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, Luke O’Leary, Andrew Williams

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


Rules of Polo

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 commitment. Members of the Australian Polo Federation are required to comply with APF rules and policies at all times.

For all APF policies and regulations, CLICK HERE