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A goal umpire signals a goal when the ball passes between the two main posts by raising his/her hands and pointing with both forearms and index fingers out in front.
A point (aka. a behind) is signalled in a similar manner, but with just one hand/arm. The other arm just stays by your side.
If the ball hits, or passes over a goal post it will be signalled as a point by patting the goal post, then signalling a point(aka. a behind) as shown above.
If the ball is touched after the ball is kicked if it is touched (at any point) before it goes through the goals or point posts, then it is only ever a point.
Signaling a 'touched' point: Hold both hands up in the air, and literally tap the back of your hand a few times. Then signal a point/behind.
Note, if the ball hits or goes over the point post on the fly, it is considered "out of bounds on the full" and the other team get a free kick. If the ball bounces/rolls and hits the point post, it is considered 'out of bounds' and they boundary umpire will throw it back in. In both situations, the field and boundary umpire will help you adjudicate this, don't worry :)
Signaling a goal
Signaling a point
Signaling 'hit the (goal) post' = point
The term 'behind' is synonymous for 'point', and is actually to the side of the middle goal, not behind it at all haha they don't make it easy!!