Gateball is a mallet sport similar to croquet.  It is a fast-paced, non-contact, highly-strategic team game, which can be played by anyone regardless of age or gender.  Gateball has been played in Australia since the 1990s and it is played by millions of people throughout Asia and South America.

Gateball Australia is the business name for Croquet Australia’s Gateball activities. Gateball Australia maintains its own website which you can find HERE. You will find lots of information including the rules, tips and strategies, refereeing and coaching support and information about Gateball events.

You can contact the Croquet Australia National Gateball Coordinator Ros Crowe via email at


Level 1, 2 and 3 Coaching courses exist for Gateball.

If you are interested in being a Gateball Coach, contact your State Gateball coordinator or email

Your State Coordinator will help you find the Coaching Coordinator in your state who will assist you to find the relevant coaching course and Gateball coach trainer.


Gateball Referees can attain accreditation to three levels:

International Accredited by the World Gateball Union – allows the referee to exam candidates for Level 1 and 2 accreditation.
Level 2 Senior level – allows the referee to exam candidates for Level 1 accreditation
Level 1 Basic accreditation

A summary of the steps to become a referee or being accredited at a higher level are available HERE.


Visit the Official Website.