The Diamonds came into the match as defending Champions from the Quad Series earlier this and showed their dominance throughout to retain their crown. 

"The last three games have been extremely difficult, obviously putting in travel and then the intensity on the court is tough but we love it," Diamonds captain Caitlin Bassett said.

"I think we have a few fresh in our group and there has been a lot of talk about in the experience that has left but we've got some exciting young faces coming in," she said.

The win wasn't without its wary moments as the Ferns put on a fightback and won the last quarter but Australia proved too strong for the Silver Ferns.

The match started off in typical rival fashion, close, gritty and nothing in it but the Diamonds soon opened up a five goal lead.

They continued their domination into the second quarter which came off the back of impressive shooting from Gretel Tippett and Caitlin Bassett. 

At the other end of the court, the lack of accurate shooting was letting the Ferns down with Maria Folau and Te Paea Selby-Rickit only managing 74.5 percent but this greatly improved heading into halftime with it increasing to 94.5 percent. 

The match was intense and was at it's most physical inside the goal circle with Australia conceding 26 penalties for their goalkeeper and goal defender to New Zealand's 32.   

Australia strolled away to a nine goal lead but that lead soon slipped as the Ferns scored four consecutive goals and the fightback was on but that was the closest they would come. 

While the win doesn't make up for that heartbreak experienced at the Commonwealth Games in April, it has allowed the side to grow especially in closing out the game.

"We did have that heartbreak a couple of months ago in the dying moment and I think it is a reminder to us everytime we step out onto the court," Bassett said.

"It's not over until the final whistle and we need to make sure we are putting oursevles in the best possible position when it comes to that last second," she said. 

The Diamonds will face New Zealand again in the upcoming Constellation Cup with the first match on Sunday October 7 in Brisbane.