Water polo in Australia

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Country Australia
Governing body Australian Water Polo
National team(s) Australia
National competitions
International competitions

Water polo in Australia is governed by the Australian Water Polo and its state based Water polo associations.


Behind Great Britain, Australia was the second nation in the world to play the game of water polo. The first known Australian match occurred at St Kilda Sea Baths, Melbourne on the 3rd March 1879 and was demonstrated by Professor Fred Cavill, who had only just emigrated from England.[1] Australian men's teams have competed at every Olympic Games Water Polo Tournament since 1948, excepting 1968 (controversially not nominated by the AOC) and 1996 (did not qualify). Australia were the inaugural Olympic gold medallists at the first Women's Olympic Games Water Polo Tournament in Sydney (2000), and have since won two Olympic bronze medals at Beijing (2008) and London (2012).


The Australian National Water Polo League is the national Water polo competition in Australia. It is organised by Australian Water Polo.

National teams

The national Water polo teams represent Australia in international competition.

The Australia men's national water polo team represents Australia at the FINA Water Polo World Cup.

The Australia women's national water polo team represents Australia at the FINA Women's Water Polo World Cup.

See also


  1. ^ . Bendigo Advertiser. 3 March 1879. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links

  • Official website
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