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Women's National Basketball League
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
Sport Basketball
Founded 1981
Inaugural season 1981
No. of teams 10
Country(ies)  Australia
Continent FIBA Oceania (Oceania)
Most recent champion(s) Bulleen Boomers (1st)
Most championships Canberra Capitals (7)
TV partner(s) ABC1
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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.

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.

WNBL Team City Arena Colours Joined WNBL Head Coach
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Adelaide Lightning Adelaide, SA Adelaide Arena Red, Yellow, Black, White 1992 Peter Buckle
Australian Institute of Sport Canberra, ACT AIS Training Hall Blue, White, Red 1981 Phil Brown
Bendigo Spirit Bendigo, VIC Schweppes Centre Sky Blue, Gold, White 2007 Bernie Harrower
Bulleen Boomers Bulleen, VIC Veneto Club Blue, Gold 1984 Tom Maher
Canberra Capitals Canberra, ACT AIS Arena Light Blue, White, Gold 1986 Carrie Graf
Dandenong Rangers Dandenong, VIC Dandenong Basketball Stadium Bottle Green, Gold 1992 Mark Wright
Logan Thunder Logan, QLD Logan Metro Purple, Burgundy, Gold 2008 Olaf Lange
Sydney Flames Sydney, NSW Sydney University Blue, Gold, White 1989 Karen Dalton
Townsville Fire Townsville, QLD Townsville RSL Stadium Black, Red, Orange 2001 Chris Lucas
West Coast Waves Perth, WA WA Basketball Centre Green, Yellow, Black 1990 David Herbert
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