About Basketball

Basketball was first included in the Commonwealth Games at the 2006 Games in Melbourne, Australia.


It made a return to the Commonwealth Games program at the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, Australia and will feature on the 2022 program as a 3×3 competition for both able body and para athletes.


The governing body for Basketball in Australia is Basketball Australia.

Latest Basketball News

  • Liz Cambage makes history in WNBA

    Liz Cambage scored 53 points to set a WNBA record overnight, leading the Dallas Wings to a 104-87 victory over the New York Liberty.

  • Back-to-back Boomers

    The Australian Boomers have completed their whitewash of the GC2018 basketball tournament to claim the gold medal over Canada in crushing fashion, 87-47.

  • Opals deliver golden send-off

    Australia has overcome the sensational ejection of star player Liz Cambage to deliver Opal legend Belinda Snell a gold medal in her final game of international competition.

  • Boomers zero in on gold

    The Australian Boomers have won through to the GC2018 basketball gold medal match and in the process ended the fairy tale run of basketball minnow Scotland.