2024/25 NBL season


It's already time to look ahead to 2024/25 NBL season.

Important information has been released relating to next season's NBL, WNBL and Jnr. NBL competitions that teams should be aware of.


Registering teams For 2024/25

The membership portal is currently open to allow clubs to register and enter their teams for the 2024/25 season. 

The following team entry fees are applicable for the upcoming season:


Division One Men (inc. Cup & Trophy where eligible)


Division Two Men (inc. Cup where eligible))


Division Three Men (inc. Cup where eligible))


Conference League Men (inc National Cup) 


Division One Women (inc. Cup where eligible)


Division Two Women (inc. Cup where eligible)


Junior NBL – League Entry Premier


Junior NBL – League Entry Conference


Junior NBL – Regional League Entry 


Junior NBL – Under 12 competitions 


Junior National Cup Entry 


Due to ever-increasing demand across the NBL, late entries (and teams that are entered but not paid for in full), will not be accepted.

The deadline for completing all team entries is 5pm, Wednesday 5 June.

For anyone that wishes to know the information required for completing an entry before starting the process itself, a document with this information has been provided below.



Individual NBL membership with licencing for those involved in the NBL, WNBL and Jnr. NBL will open in mid-July. We'll have more information in the coming months.

Local League membership fees will be announced in the coming weeks.

For coaches and officials, pricing is based on the member's age, rather than the age-group of basketball the member is operating at.


NBL Division 3

As mentioned in previous NBL entry windows, a new conference league will now underpin NBL Division Three.

D3 will be limited to forty teams from 2024/25 onwards. The top 36 teams in D3 from the 2023/24 season (not including the teams who achieve promotion to D2) will be joined by four relegated D2 teams to make up 2024/25's D3 field.

Now the 2023/24 season is completed, teams will be ranked across the various pools in the same way teams are ranked for playoff purposes, first by win percentage and then by points difference.

New D3 conference leagues will now cater to the D3 teams outside the top 36 from 2023/24, plus any new team entries for 2024/25, creating a more suitable introduction to NBL basketball than the current D3 tier.

Promotion and relegation will still take place between D3 and the conference leagues via promotion playoffs.

All new senior teams will need to start at this level from 2024/25 season onwards, and ensure they complete a New Team Entry pack.

All D3 teams were made aware at the point of league entry for the 2023/24 season, and during the season, that this change is something current D3 teams should be aware of.

We'll have more information on both D3 and D3 conference leagues once returning teams from 2023/24 have entered for the new campaign, and full structures can be drawn up.

For information relating to standards and key regulations in D3, please click the button below.


Rules and Regulations

As always, the NBL rules and regulations have been amended ahead of the new season.

The NBL regulations are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure issues that have arisen during the previous season can be addressed and to ensure that the regulations remain current and applicable.

This can include rule amendments from FIBA, safeguarding, anti-doping guidance or legislation and Home Office updates in terms of a participant’s eligibility. Feedback taken from clubs and officials, plus incidents that have occurred throughout the season and the cases heard by the appeals board, are also considered.

For a full list of next season's rules and regulations, click the button below.

There is also a button below that details a summary of changes, highlighting what has changed for the new season compared to 2023/24.



New Teams

Any teams that wish to enter the NBL or Jnr. NBL for the first time should read the New Teams Pack as a first step in all instances, completing the attached checklist.

This pack contains a wealth of information that teams should consider before making the step up to the NBL, WNBL or Jnr. NBL, including standards, finances, licencing and more.

A new team checklist is included at the end of the new team entry pack. This checklist allows new teams to provide evidence as to their suitability to the NBL, and should be filled out in all cases before a new team entry is made.