History of Netball Queensland


Netball Queensland celebrated its 40th year in 2011. After the All Australian Women’s Basketball Association changed its title to the All Australian Netball Association in August of 1970, Queensland followed suit shortly after in 1971 and the Queensland Women’s Basketball was changed to the Queensland Netball Association. The organisation became incorporated on May 22, 1985.

Netball Queensland is the state’s peak body accountable for the growth and development of Netball and its volunteers throughout Queensland. From our elite team, the The Coffee Club Queensland Firebirds, right down to the grassroots, our mission is to for people to belong, enjoy, develop and excel in netball. As the sport’s peak body, Netball Queensland provides leadership to 12 regional branches, 79 affiliated netball Associations, over 360 clubs, approximately 52,000 registered players and an engaged community of more than 300,000. Netball Queensland is a member of Netball Australia.

Tri-annual strategic plans outline Netball Queensland’s medium term business objectives and strategies, which are supported each year with the implementation of Operational Plans. Strategic Priorities 2013 – 2016:

    • Involving people in Netball
    • Capacity of our people
    • Grow our brand
    • Build our business


Old NQ Building
The previous Netball Queensland Office, Vulture Street Woolloongabba.