The Aussies came out of the gold medal match with their sixth straight Commonwealth Games title.
The 4-1 win scored New Zealand a first ever hockey gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Goalie Grace O'Hanlon helped the Black Sticks to the Commonwealth Games final.
The NZ hockey women beat England in a penalty shootout.
The NZ women beat Scotland 6-1, but their veteran limped off.
Tessa Jopp has been replaced after the teams' medical crew withdrew the midfielder from the squad.