Rules

Rules

For the 2019 season, starting on January 1 and ending December 31, Quidditch Australia will use the International Quidditch Association Official Rulebook (2018-20 Edition) as its rules of play. At this stage, QA has adopted five amendments that deviate from IQA Rulebook as outlined below. These deviations were made in the best interests of Australia quidditch. Further and more comprehensive amendments may be published later in January, upon deliberation by the new gameplay committee.

IQA Rulebook 2018-2020

QA Rulebook Amendments 

For players seeking a basic guide to the rules for the purpose of understanding how to play, an abridged version of the rulebook has been written. Please note that this abridged rulebook refers to the 2016-2018 edition of the rules.

Quidditch Abridged: For Players

Gameplay Policies

This section contains all official Quidditch Australia policies governing gameplay. Where they differ from international standards, QA policy takes precedence.

QA Gameplay Policies (2019)

QA Injury Policy (2019)
QA Concussion Policy (2019)
Concussion Recognition Tool

QA Event First Aid Policy (From 1 July 2018)

Please note that the old QA Equipment Standards, Extreme Weather Policy, National Championship Eligibility, Official Match Eligibility, and Transfer Policy documents are now contained within the broader 2019 Gameplay Policies document.

Please also note that referee qualifications for this year’s Australian Quidditch Championships (QUAFL 2019) will be administered via the IQA’s referee tests, found here. The specific referee requirements can be found in the 2019 Gameplay Policies document above.

Any matter not directly covered and over-ridden anywhere within these documents, or any other wider QA Policy document, defaults to current IQA policy.

For any further enquiries, please contact our gameplay department at gameplay@quidditch.org.au.