Inbound and Outbound Tours


Is your basketball team, college or club planning a trip to New South Wales and would like to play some games whilst here? if yes, then we would love to hear from you!

Basketball NSW works together with a number of inbound tour operators to coordinate a perfect “friendly or exhibition” games itinerary.

All games played in Australia will require approval from both Basketball NSW and Basketball Australia, if your team is planning on visiting other States, please note that approval must be received from ALL the respective State/Territory Associations.

It’s important to note, that games played either as a friendly or exhibition will only be approved when being played against one of our affiliated member associations.

Exemptions from approval required are as follows:

1) If your team(s) has been invited to participate in a tournament that is being conducted by Basketball Australia and is being hosted in New South Wales, then approval from Basketball NSW is not required.

2) If your team is representing another International Federation, e.g. Basketball New Zealand, and that team is playing in a tournament being conducted by one of our affiliated members, then approval from Basketball NSW is not required.

3) If your team is playing against either the Illawarra Hawks (NBL), Sydney Kings (NBL), Sydney Uni Flames (WNBL), then your game(s) must be approved by either Basketball Australia (WNBL teams) or the National Basketball League (NBL teams).  Basketball NSW is not required to approve these games, it is, however, our responsibility to appoint referees, scoretable officials and statisticians to these games.

Contact us today to discuss your needs on +61 2 8765 8555 or send us an email at


Any basketball team*** from New South Wales wishing to play basketball outside of Australia must obtain approval from both Basketball New South Wales and Basketball Australia before travelling to that country.

Please note that under no circumstance must a touring team be advertised or known as “Australia”, “Team Australia”, “Australian Nationals”, New South Wales”, “NSW”, “BNSW”, “Team NSW”, there should be no reference that your team is officially representing either Basketball NSW or Basketball Australia.

Even if invited to participate in a tournament being conducted overseas, you MUST obtain approval before travelling.

Please note that for tours to the USA, Basketball Australia will not give approval to negotiate, until full details are provided about the person in the USA who is to be the “USA Tour Sponsor”.

*** This includes schools, universities, affiliated members and non-affiliated groups such as academies, scouts, agents and outbound tour operators, failure to have tours approved could result in athletes being ruled ineligible under NCAA rules and regulations.


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