At Deaf Basketball Australia we aim to promote and foster basketball throughout Australia for the deaf and hard of hearing, encouraging the formation of deaf and hard of hearing basketball associations across the nation so that all participants have opportunities available to represent their states and country through the international sport of basketball.


Deaf Basketball Australia (DBA) is the National Body for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing impaired basketball players throughout Australia. DBA acts as an umbrella body for all affiliated State Deaf Basketball Associations across the country.

Deaf Basketball Australia was formed in 1964 as Australian Deaf Basketball Association with the original aim of running the annual national deaf basketball competitions, known as the National Deaf Basketball Club Championships. Deaf Basketball Australia's objectives expanded to oversee the preparation of national teams to attend the Deaflympics, World Deaf Basketball Championships, Asia Pacific Deaf Games and the Asia Pacific Deaf Basketball Club Championships

Deaf Basketball Australia is affiliated with Deaf International Basketball Federation, Deaf Sports Australia and are currently building a healthy partnership with Basketball Australia. DBA as well as our national teams receive no government or sports association funding and are driven by a volunteer board who have a wealth of experience in basketball.

Deaf Basketball Australia are working hard to restructure the Geckos, U21 Ringtails, and U21 Dingoes program.

What the Goannas have achieved in recent years

  • 2012 - Bronze Medal at the Asia Pacific Deaf Games in Seoul, South Korea

  • 2013 - Competed at the 22nd Deaflympic Games in Sofia, Bulgaria finishing 9th

  • 2015 - Competed at the World Deaf Basketball Championships in Chinese Taipei finishing 9th in the World

  • 2015 - Defeated New Zealand in two game Trans Tasman Games

  • 2015 - Gold Medal at the Asia Pacific Deaf Games in Chinese Taipei, going undefeated

  • 2015 - Won Deaf Sports Australia Team of the Year

  • 2015 - Won Deaf Sports Australia Coach of the Year - Brent Reid (Mens Head Coach)

What the U21 Dingoes have achieved in recent years

2018 - First Australian U21 boys team (The Dingoes), attended the U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships in Washington D.C. (USA).