The Competition

“The Western Australian Basketball League aims to provide a state-wide premier junior competition which develops players, coaches and officials. The League seeks to meet the high level competition requirements through accessible education and training, while promoting positive mental, physical and emotional outcomes.”

The Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) is the premier junior basketball competition in Western Australia. Each week, the WABL competition sees over 3800 athletes play in over 190 games on a Sunday.

The competition includes the following age groups: U12, U14, U16, U18, U20/U21 and Open Age.

There are currently 13 WABL Associations, with games played across 14 venues. Eleven of the 13 Associations are based in the Perth Metropolitan area, from Joondalup in the north to Rockingham in the south, and Perry Lakes in the west to Hills Raiders in the east. The remaining two associations are based in regional Western Australia, including Bunbury (South West region) and Mandurah (Peel region). See our Associations in depth here.

In February and March each year, the competition holds a pre-season Grading Tournament. After grading, the regular season runs between April and August, with finals taking place in September.

Round 1 of the 2024 season is scheduled for 21 April. Finals will commence on 25 August after a 16-week regular season, and conclude with Grand Final day on 8 September.