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How to watch the NHL in Australia

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For some Aussies, the ‘Mighty Ducks’ may be the only point of reference when it comes to ice hockey, while for others, the National Hockey League (NHL) is a way of life. The stick tricks, big hits and lightning-quick pace of the game makes for entertaining viewing, although for Aussie fans, catching your favourite team hit the ice can be a challenge.

As with most American sports, time zones can be the biggest roadblock to watching, so where can you turn for all your NHL action without sacrificing your sleep schedule? Canstar Blue shows where you can catch every goal, as well as every time the gloves come off, to get your ice hockey fill.

Watch NHL in Australia

The NHL is available to stream on Kayo and Foxtel live and on-demand, with coverage available ESPN’s deal with the NHL, with NHL TV also available.

Watch NHL on Kayo

Offering both live coverage and on-demand replays for when you can’t get to the TV in time, Kayo will show multiple NHL games per week during the regular season. For those who like to stick around for the whole season, Kayo also offers coverage of the Playoff Rounds, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup, meaning you won’t miss much of the action when it comes to the big games.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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Kayo One Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 1 screen at the same time
  • 7-day free trial

min. cost $25 over 1 month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 7-day free trial

min. cost $30 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $35Advertised Cost/month Go To Site

Watch NHL on Foxtel

Shown through ESPN – which is available as part of the Sports Package – Foxtel showcases multiple NHL games per week, as well as coverage of the Finals series to help you get your ice hockey fill throughout the season. You can also stream live or catch replays on-demand.

Watch NHL on NHL TV

NHL games are also available to watch live and on-demand via the NHL TV app, with a monthly or season-long pass available to purchase, with some terms and conditions applying. However, prices are in USD, so be sure to keep that in mind when you head to the checkout.

When does NHL season start?

The NHL season will commence Tuesday October 10 set to conclude in April of 2024. 

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Dean Heckscher
Site Editor
Dean Heckscher was a content producer and editor at Canstar Blue for more than five years until 2024, most recently as the Site Editor. He holds dual Bachelor degrees in Business and Creative and Professional Writing from the Queensland University of Technology.

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