Despite a bump in the road in Sunday's game which saw the Silver Ferns take an 11 goal victory, the Diamonds were not fazed and outplayed the home side.

"It's important for us in our preparation for the World Cup," Diamonds captain Caitlin Bassett said. 

"It's been a tough four games and for us to finish off 2018 on a positive note is really important for our team," she said.

Australia kept the same seven players on the court throughout the four quarters with Courtney Bruce role as goalkeeper proving to be frustrating for New Zealand.

However, a blinding opening start from the Diamonds, which hadn't been seen from them this series, set them on the path of victory as New Zealand were never able to overcome the goal difference between the two sides. 

Australia was able to make crucial intercepts in Ferns third and although they tried to make a late attempt to close the gap before halftime, New Zealand were still eight behind.

The Diamonds were able to push the Silver Ferns away from the post, forcing them to take risky shots from further out. However, even when the Ferns got the chance to be closer to the goalpost, they were only able to convert half their attempts.

However, New Zealand was able to win the last term by two goals and that's a credit to them as they were able to keep going against a tiring Diamonds. 

Attention now turns to the Netball World Cup in July 2019 with preparation set to begin with the Quad Series in January.