Who We Are

Basketball Australia is the governing and controlling body for the sport of basketball in Australia, overseeing the sport at all levels, from the grass roots to national teams and national leagues.

The organisation has developed extensive national and state-based programs to ensure that development opportunities are provided for all participants in the sport.

 A not-for-profit business, Basketball Australia's members are the eight state and territory basketball associations. 

At Basketball Australia, our mission is to promote, develop, and elevate the sport of basketball across Australia. We are dedicated to fostering a vibrant basketball community, empowering individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to engage in the game and unlock their full potential.

Our commitment is centered around three core pillars:

  1. Excellence 
    We strive for excellence in all aspects of basketball. From grassroots participation to elite competition, we aim to provide high-quality experiences, resources, and opportunities that enable individuals to develop their skills, knowledge, and passion for the sport. We foster a culture of continuous improvement, emphasizing teamwork, discipline, and a growth mindset.

  2. Inclusivity
    Basketball is a sport for everyone. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where diversity is celebrated. We actively promote equal access, representation, and opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or ability. We believe in harnessing the power of basketball to bring people together, break down barriers, and build strong, united communities.

  3. Community
    Basketball is more than just a game; it is a community that fosters lifelong connections. We are dedicated to building and nurturing a strong basketball community across Australia. We collaborate with our stakeholders, including players, coaches, officials, volunteers, clubs, associations, and partners, to create a supportive network that fosters personal growth, sportsmanship, and a sense of belonging. We prioritize grassroots development, providing opportunities for individuals to participate, contribute, and thrive at all levels of the sport.

Through our mission, we aim to shape the future of basketball in Australia, inspiring a nation of athletes, leaders, and fans who embody the values of respect, integrity, and teamwork.

Together, we will continue to elevate the sport, make a positive impact on individuals and communities, and uphold Australia's proud legacy in basketball on the global stage.

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