Australian Basketball Leagues

There are 7 different leagues that have a total of 109 clubs that offer paid contracts to imports (foreign players) in Australia. Most of these leagues are state based and allow a maximum of 2 imports per team with the NBL (top league) allowing 3 per team.

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National Basketball League (NBL)

  • Australia’s top league
  • Fully professional
  • 8 teams across Australia and New Zealand
  • 3 imports allowed per team
  • Season is is played October – March
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South Eastern Basketball League (SEABL)

  • Semi professional
  • 15 teams across 5 Australian states and territories
  • 2 imports allowed per team
  • Season is played March – September
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Big V

  • Semi Professional
  • 31 teams over 3 divisions
  • All teams based in Victoria
  • 2 imports allowed per team
  • Season is played March – September
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Waratah League

  • Semi professional
  • All teams based in New South Wales
  • 11 teams in the league
  • 2 imports allowed per team
  • Season is is played March – August
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Queensland Basketball League (QBL)

  • Semi professional
  • All teams based in Queensland
  • 14 teams in the league
  • 2 imports allowed per team
  • Season is played March – August
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State Basketball League (SBL)

  • Semi Professional
  • All teams based in Western Australia
  • 14 teams in the league
  • 2 imports allowed per team
  • Season is played March – September
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South Australia Premier League

  • Semi professional
  • All teams based in South Australia
  • 10 teams in the league
  • 2 imports allowed per team
  • Season is is played March – August