1997 Women's Oceania Handball Championship
The 1997 Oceania Women's Handball Championship took place in Melbourne, Australia from 22–23 March. Entered nations were Australia, Vanuatu and the New Zealand, but Vanuatu did not compete. Australia won the right to play Slovenia for a spot in the World Cup.
|Australia||27 – 11||New Zealand|
|New Zealand||11 – 22||Australia|