Why is the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL 2020 season being played in North Queensland?

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the interstate travel restrictions residents of Victoria in particular are currently experiencing, in order for a season to be able to go ahead, the decision was made to host the season out of one centralised location.

North Queensland provided an opportunity for the league to connect to the local community in ways that haven’t been possible previously, by playing games in Mackay and Cairns, along with Townsville where the Townsville Fire are based.

When will a season fixture be released? 

The 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL season fixture is currently being finalised, with expected release in mid-October.

When does the WNBL season start and end? 

The current format of the season would commence mid-November and conclude just prior to Christmas 2020, making the season just under six weeks in length.

What does that mean for members of non-Queensland teams?

The WNBL has been working closely with non-Queensland based teams to offer additional benefits within memberships which otherwise would have included tickets to attend matches locally. Please contact your team directly to enquire as to what membership packages and inclusions are available, as these differ from team to team.

What will the finals series look like?

Due to the shortened format of the season, the finals series will be a four-game series. The top four teams on the ladder at the conclusion of the regular season qualify for the finals series.

In the first week of the finals series, the 1st ranked team hosts the 2nd ranked team in the major semi-final (with the winner of that match to qualify for the Grand Final) and the 3rd ranked team hosts the 4th ranked team in the minor semi-final (with the loser of that match eliminated). The loser of the major semi-final then hosts the winner of the minor semi-final in the preliminary final. The winner of the major semi-final then hosts the winner of the preliminary final in the Grand Final.

Further information regarding finals series will be released closer to the time.

What games will be broadcast? 

The WNBL is still currently finalising the fixture with our broadcast partner, with full details on which games will be televised available when the fixture is released mid-October.

Where will the games be broadcast? 

Broadcast details are still TBC.

Will I be able to attend games?

Yes, all WNBL games will be open for ticketed paid attendance however COVID capacity restrictions will limit the number of tickets available for each game.

Please note, interstate travel into Queensland is currently limited by Government restrictions, so attendance from non-Queensland based fans may be subject to quarantine requirements. Please check Government websites for information prior to purchasing tickets if you are based outside of Queensland.

When do tickets go on sale? 

Once the fixture is finalised, the WNBL will be making an announcement as to when tickets for the season will be available for purchase.

Please note, tickets for finals series games will not be available until playing teams are known at conclusion of regular rounds.

Will I be able to buy Chemist Warehouse 2020 WNBL season merchandise?

You certainly can! Head on over to our WNBL shop.

Who has my team signed during off-season?

You can track all player movements from this very exciting Free Agency period by heading to our Player Movement Tracker.

What protocols will be in place to ensure the WNBL season is COVIDSafe?

The WNBL will be working to strict State Government regulations and ensuring we meet the Return to Basketball Guidelines. Every step will be taken to ensure the safety of both the players, staff, volunteers and of course, our fans and the general public.