Women's National Basketball League

women's professional basketball league in Australia

The Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) is the main women's professional basketball league in Australia. It currently has ten teams. The league was started in 1981. It is the women's counterpart to the National Basketball League (NBL). The regular season is played from October to March. The Grand Final is in either late February or early March.

Women's National Basketball League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2011 WNBL season
Canberra Capitals vs Logan Thunder 1 - Australian Institute of Sport Training Hall.jpg
WNBL teams Logan Thunder in white and Canberra Capitals in blue battle for the ball in a game on 20 January 2012
Inaugural season1981
PresidentLarry Sengstock
No. of teams10
Country Australia
ContinentFIBA Oceania (Oceania)
Most recent
Bulleen Boomers (1st)
Most titlesCanberra Capitals (7)
TV partner(s)ABC1
Official websitewww.WNBL.com.au

Some WNBL teams have NBL counterparts. The Adelaide Lightning, West Coast Waves, and Sydney Flames are the only current teams to play sharing the market with an NBL team.


The WNBL currently has 10 teams.