About Gateball Australia

Because Gateball is a mallet sport requiring equipment, courts and playing techniques similar to croquet, the Australian Croquet Association (ACA) and the state croquet associations have been active in promoting gateball at croquet clubs Australia–wide. Gateball Australia’s parent body is registered with the Australian Sports Commission as a National Sporting Organisation.

The ACA registers and uses the business name Gateball Australia and is Australia’s member of the World Gateball Union. No other Australian organisation can join.

The ACA appoints a National Coordinator of Gateball to be responsible for Gateball matters in Australia and to represent it as a Director on the Board of the World Gateball Union. In 2021, a National Coordinator of Refereeing for Gateball was appointed to work in conjunction with the NCGB. Both office holders report to the ACA Board . A member of the Board also serves as a contact person for Gateball. This is currently Barbara Northcott.

Some State croquet associations  appoint officers to coordinate activities and promote gateball in the state. These officers are State Coordinators or Directors of Gateball.

Present incumbents are:

National Coordinator of Gateball John Park info@gateball.com.au
National Coordinator of Refereeing for Gateball

State Directors/Coordinators of Gateball:

Bruce McAlister    info@gateball.com.au
NSW (including ACT) Judy Tier nswgateball@gmail.com
Victoria Philip Brown gateball@croquetvic.asn.au
Queensland Warren Dowse gateball@croquetqld.org

Queensland also appoints a Director for Refereeing

A few clubs in SA  are now playing Gateball. Please email info@gateball.com.au for further information and contacts.

Over the past few year Gateball has started to be played in Western Australia and Tasmania. Please email info@gateball.com.au for further information and contacts.