1996 Oceania Handball Championship

The 1996 Oceania Handball Nations Cup was the second edition of the Oceania Handball Nations Cup, held from 8 to 9 December 1996 in Porirua, New Zealand. The winner would play Lithuania in the qualifying competition for the 1997 World Men's Handball Championship.

1996 Oceania Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country New Zealand
Dates8–9 December
Teams2 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Australia (2nd title)
Runner-up New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Goals scored81 (40.5 per match)

Australia and New Zealand played a two-game series to determine the winner.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Australia  48–23  New Zealand 19–13 29–20

Game 1

8 December 1996 Australia  19–13  New Zealand Te Rauparana Arena

Game 2

9 December 1996 New Zealand  20–29  Australia Te Rauparana Arena