Fixture Update

October 27, 2023 | WNBL news

The Cygnett WNBL has today announced changes to fixture for the upcoming 23/24 season.

These were necessary to allow the Australian Opals athletes and coaches, as well as other international athletes from New Zealand, Canada and Japan, the ability to travel to various destinations around the world in February, to attend their respective FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.

Given the importance of the tournaments, and not wanting to compromise the quality of the games and competition in the WNBL, the league and Clubs collectively agreed to move games from Round 14 up into the back end of Round 13.

This move allows athletes and coaches time to travel to their destinations around the world while still having time to acclimatise to give them the opportunity to perform at their best, while also ensuring no WNBL team misses any players throughout that period.

The game movement in Round 14 then triggered a few additional changes to the fixture overall.

Venue availability and restrictions means there are two games that will overlap during Round 13, on Tuesday 30 January. Bendigo will play Melbourne at 6pm, while UC Capitals will play Townsville tipping off at 7pm.


A summary of all the changes since the original fixture was released earlier in the year are:


Southside vs Bendigo

Was Round 12 Wednesday 17th January 7:00 (ESPN)

Now Round 12 Wednesday 17th January TBA (9Now)

Game had to be moved as SE Melbourne Phoenix (NBL) play at 7pm at State Basketball Centre on ESPN.


Adelaide vs UC Capitals

Was Round 13 Sunday 28th January (9Now)

Now Round 13 Saturday 27th January at 5:30pm at Adelaide 36ers Arena (9Now)


UC Capitals vs Sydney

Was Round 14 Wednesday 31st January (ESPN)

Now Round 6 Friday 8th December at 7:00pm at NCCC (9Now)


Sydney vs Adelaide

Was Round 14 Saturday 3rd February (9Now)

Now Round 12 Wednesday 17th January at 7:00pm at QuayCenter (ESPN)


UC Capitals vs Townsville

Was Round 14 Saturday 3rd February (9Now)

Now Round 13 Tuesday 30th January at 7:00pm at NCCC (9Now)


Bendigo vs Melbourne

Was Round 14 Saturday 3rd February (9Now)

Now Round 13 Tuesday 30th January at 6:00pm at Red Energy Arena (9Now)


Southside vs Perth

Was Round 14 Sunday 4th February (9Now)

Now Round 13 Wednesday 31st January at 7:00pm at State Basketball Centre (ESPN)


The updated fixture is now available on the website, and can be downloaded here.



The 23/24 Cygnett WNBL Media Guide is now available for download here. If you have not yet registered for Media Accreditation and would like to do so, this can be actioned here.



The 23/24 season tips off in just five days, on Wednesday 1 November. All games will again be broadcast live, with Wednesday night games (and all Finals games) on ESPN (Foxtel, KAYO and Sky Sports NZ), while all other games will be shown on the Nine Networks free digital channel, 9Now. Internationally all games will be broadcast live on FIBA YouTube.