Return to Basketball | Basketball Australia


Basketball Australia has today released Return to Basketball Guidelines to support state and territory member associations and the basketball community across Australia in bringing a safe return to grassroots basketball.

Basketball Australia has worked closely with state and territory associations on these guidelines, which are in line with the Federal Government’s National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment.

In creating these guidelines, Basketball Australia aims to provide members and the community with clarity on what activities can resume and how best to create a safe training environment depending on the differing levels of restrictions imposed by governments.

Basketball Australia CEO Jerril Rechter said the priority was to protect public health by minimising the risk of community transmission as training restarts, and ahead of organised games and grassroots competitions resuming.

“The release of these Return to Basketball Guidelines marks an important milestone in the much-anticipated resumption of grassroots basketball across Australia,” said Rechter.

“Basketball is one of Australia’s highest participation sports with over 1.5 million active participants and we know the safe return of training will have far-reaching physical, mental and social benefits throughout the basketball community.

“Our priority remains the health and well-being of our community and ensuring we all play our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, while increasing basketball activities in line with state and federal government restrictions.

“On behalf of Basketball Australia, I like to thank the state and territory associations for their support in devising, and the safe implementation of, these guidelines as we work towards recommencing grassroots competitions,” concluded Rechter.

The principles of the Return to Basketball Guidelines include:

  • Provide the basketball community with clarity on what activities may be able to occur at each stage of lifted restrictions
  • Education to all participants about COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies
  • Assessment and preparation of the training and playing environment
  • Assessment of participants prior to the resumption of training and competition
  • Delivery and ongoing management of training and competition including venue management

These Return to Basketball Guidelines were developed in line with expert advice from the Australian Institute of Sport Chief Medical Officer, Dr David Hughes and Basketball Australia Chief Medical Officer, Dr Peter Harcourt.

“The Australian basketball community has demonstrated exemplary behaviour in assisting state and federal governments to stop the spread of COVID-19 and this vigilance will need to continue as we restart basketball activities,” expressed Harcourt.

“The basketball community should take great comfort and confidence from these detailed Return to Basketball Guidelines which have been approved by Sport Australia and will support the safe return of community basketball.”

To view Basketball Australia’s Return to Basketball Guidelines, visit and check the corresponding state and territory association website for jurisdiction-specific information.

Basketball Australia will make some further announcements in the coming weeks around initiatives to keep the basketball community engaged and inspired as we move towards a Return to Play.


Click here to view Basketball Australia’s Return to Basketball Guidelines

Click here to view Return to Basketball Guidelines Appendix to access resources

Click here to view Basketball Australia’s COVID-19 hub for ongoing news and updates

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