About & History

The ABA was launched in 2015 and represents the basketball players in the National Basketball League (NBL), Women’s NBL (WNBL), and Australia’s representative Boomers and Opals.

The ABA was established to:

  • Grow the Game and the Players’ Position as Genuine Partners in Shaping the Future of Australian Basketball
  • Represent, Protect, Promote and Advocate for the Players and Their Best Interests
  • Improve the welfare of Australian basketball players


The ABA was formed from the foundations of the NBLPA and WNBLPA. The former of which has been a strong advocate for the players in the NBL since the 1980’s.