Man on wheelchair playing basketball

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball is played according to able-bodied rules with some minor modifications. There is no double dribble violation and players can take only two pushes of the chair before they pass, shoot or dribble the ball. Player classifications range from 1.0 point (high level of disability) to 4.5 points (minimal level of disability). Each team is allowed 14 points on the court.

For more information on the game, visit the Disability Sports Australia site.

For more on how to get involved in your state, visit the relevant Wheelchair Basketball site below:

NSW  |  QLD  |  VIC  |  SA  |  WA

Need help with funding to take part?

Please see our ‘Get Assistance’ page for more information on financial assistance available to help you start or continue competing.

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