BNSW Membership Explained

If you need to join or renew your membership, please visit your association website to access the online registration form.

Basketball New South Wales (BNSW) is a not-for-profit organisation that funds its operations from money received from player and association membership fees, sponsorships, government grants and Basketball Australia.

As a member of BNSW, both players and associations enjoy a number of benefits, some of these include:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Assistance with public financial grant applications
  • BNSW grants to help basketball growth
  • Hosting significant basketball events
  • Participating at Board & Committee level of BNSW
  • Access to policies, tribunals and technical resources/advice
  • Pathway and development programs for all levels of athlete
  • Access and discounts to premiere Basketball events

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These benefits are covered in more detail below.
Insurance Coverage
  • BNSW has arranged a suite of insurance coverage items that you benefit from as a member.
  • Personal Accident, if injured whilst playing or training.
  • Public & Products Liability
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Group Travel (on request)
  • Management Liability (Directors & Officers Liability)
  • Cyber Liability

Please contact us if you would like more information.


Associations can apply for National, State and Local grants and applications can be endorsed by Basketball NSW.


Associations can apply for funding from Basketball NSW to support the growth of basketball within their community.

Basketball events

Associations can apply to host major basketball events, both at a State and National level. These events generate a lot of tourism dollars for communities.

Governance and Representation

Associations can nominate individuals to be elected to either the Basketball NSW Board or one of our Advisory Committees.

Policies and Technical Support

Basketball’s policies and procedures documents can be used by associations in the day-to-day conduct of their own basketball operations. A piece of mind knowing that these documents satisfy the requirements of the Australian Sports Commission and the Office of Sport.

General support

Associations can receive onsite and over the phone support from Basketball NSW staff, assistance and support cover governance and administration, member protection, participation and development programs, competitions, high-performance, information & technology, marketing and much more.

Sporting Pathways & Development

Associations and their members are exposed to our pathways, these pathways provide opportunities for players, coaches, referees, statisticians, scoretable officials to perform at different levels of our game.

Inclusion Programs

Associations can receive support and assistance in becoming a recognised inclusive hub, providing opportunities for more members of the community to play the game of basketball.


Individuals can receive formal training by our accredited presenters in the areas of coaching, refereeing, being a statistician or being a score-table official and accreditation receive being nationally and in some cases internationally recognised.

State Competition

Associations can nominate and where eligible can participate in State-based competitions for both juniors and seniors.

Junior Participation and Development

Associations can apply to become a recognised Aussie Hoops Centre, our sports national development program for 5-10-year-olds. By becoming an Aussie Hoops Centre our associations can then access other programs, such as Sporting Schools which is funded by the Australian Sports Commission.

Exclusive Benefits

Associations and Members can receive exclusive benefits from the Sydney Kings, Illawarra Hawks and the Sydney Flames, the three professional teams who participate in the sports national leagues.