Technically and physically demanding, as well as fast-paced; these are the just some of the reasons why wheelchair basketball has one of the highest profile in the world of wheelchair sports. While wheelchair basketball is similar to the able-bodied game, it is characterized by its own unique style. Wheelchair basketball is played according to FIBA (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.

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Contact: Jess McMahon +61 2 9809 5260

Partnering organisations

Basketball NSW

Basketball Australia


Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW.

It all started more than 50 years ago with a few visionary wheelchair members who believed in the power of sport to rehabilitate and integrate.