Written by Jaylee Ismay
26 October, 2021

From Monday 25th of October 2021, Basketball NSW is pleased to announce that the return of structured competitions across the state are set to restart following the official recommencement of community sport after NSW reached 80% fully vaccinated. 

The announcement comes following the return of community sport last Monday 18th of October which officially marked the ease of restrictions in compliance with the Public Health Order and gatherings limits.

Following the restart of basketball across the state, BNSW will again offer discounted membership registration for participants who have been impacted by the Covid-19 lock down.  Basketball NSW has provided close to $1.4 Million in discounts over the 24 months to its members. Basketball NSW also opted to return a portion of the nomination and game fees back to its associations for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons totalling $500,000. 

All participants that have been affected during the last four months will receive a one-off discount on their State participant membership fees when it’s time to renew their membership. Participants will just need to click on the link and pay their fees online when it is applicable to renew. Payment options include Visa, MasterCard, PoliPay, PayPal and Active Kids Voucher.

Participants are able to view their online profile by visiting

For any further information about the discount please feel free to email us at and one of our staff will respond to your query.

The NSW government has also pledged $25 million towards community sports, with the investments to go towards sports programs that have been impacted by the COVID lockdown. 

The Sport and Recreation Recovery and Community Rebuild Package includes:

  • Up to $12.5 million for grants of up to $1,000 to eligible clubs and associations
  • Up to $7.8 million to support sporting organisations and peak bodies;
  • $3.1 million to support participation initiatives focused on areas most affected by restrictions, including south-western Sydney and regional NSW;
  • Up to $1 million for grants to support marketing and promotional activities for outdoor and active recreation providers; and
  • $600,000 to support regional talent pathways in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

Basketball NSW, CEO, Maria Nordstrom expressed her elation at community sport resuming after a four-month hiatus and wanted to recognise all the hardworking efforts of associations who are at the forefront of our basketball community.

“After hitting the 80% vaccinated milestone, we are once again excited to welcome back our associations and basketball communities back on court in stadiums across the state this week for fully vaccinated patrons and children who are permitted,” said Nordstrom.

“We recognise how tough this past lockdown has been for our members and associations, not just mentally but also financially and with this at the forefront, we have once again invested back into our community with $1.9 million going back in the pockets of participants as part of our State fee and returning of competition fees.” 

“On behalf of all sports in NSW, I would also like to thank the NSW Government for their latest funding boost to help grassroots sport and help us get children back on the court playing the sport that they love. We have some of our associations going back as soon as today, some on the 1st of November and some scheduled for later in the year.”

Basketball NSW would like to remind our members to contact their local association for individual updates on return to play dates. 

Based on the current information, only adults (16+) who are fully vaccinated, those with a valid medical exemption and children will be permitted to participate in community sport at the 80% vaccination level.

According to the NSW Government’s reopening roadmap, all staff, spectators and participants will be welcomed back to community sport regardless of their vaccination status from December 1.

CLICK HERE to be directed to the BNSW Covid-19 Webpage
CLICK HERE for the Public Health Order and gatherings limits