NBL 2022 Schedule: Full Fixtures, Teams, Players & Season Start Date

Hungary Jack’s sponsored NBL (National Basketball League) has announced to postponed its 43rd season of the National Basketball League until 2022, with a tip-off now planned in mid-January 2022.  The 2022-21 NBL season start date was set for December 2022 but got delayed due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although the NBL 2022 schedule, exact start date and match fixtures are yet to be confirmed.

According to reliable sources, it was previously decided that the NBL would start on December 3 as a hopeful start date to the 2022-21 season, but now that too has been pushed back to at least 30 to 45 days. The league usually begins in October. The regular season, which was due to start in early October, is rescheduled to begin mid-January after a two-fold delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Larry Kestelman, the owner of NBL, said the decision to postpone was based on a willingness to let franchises play as many games as possible in front of fans as the teams derive a lot of their revenue from home games.

But the league is also in talks with numerous states about playing a part of its season at a hub while crowds are either limited or banned in various states due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reports suggested the NBL taskforce and club owners are also looking at a viable option of organizing NBA Bio Bubble at specific few locations to kickstart the league temporarily. New Zealand, Cairns, Adelaide, and Perth are the available options for NBA Bio Bubble as certain restrictions have been lifted in these regions.

The second wave of coronavirus in Victoria added challenge to the NBL ‘s preparation, as two of its teams, the Melbourne United and South East Melbourne Phoenix, are located in Melbourne. Both teams will likely be unable to use their home court.

There is also hope that access to New Zealand can change in the new year. Under the existing rules, New Zealand Breakers have to move to Australia due to quarantine requirements for both countries.

Kestelman said the NBL’s return to the competition task force and the nine clubs and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association decided that it was best to wait until January.

NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger said the league would continue to keep supporters aware of his plans.

NBL (National Basketball League) 2022/21 Teams

In the 2022-21 NBL season, nine teams will compete, and the Tasmania JackJumpers set to enter the NBL league for the 2022–22 season. The Illawarra Hawks had a change in the ownership group, and the new owners announced they expect to expand out from Illawarra and decided to rename the franchise to “The Hawks.”

TeamLocationStadium
Adelaide 36ersAdelaideAdelaide Entertainment Centre
Brisbane BulletsBrisbaneNissan Arena
Cairns TaipansCairnsCairns Convention Centre
Cairns Pop Up ArenaCairnsCairns Pop Up Arena
The HawksWollongongWIN Entertainment Centre
Melbourne UnitedMelbourneMelbourne Arena
New Zealand BreakersAucklandSpark Arena
Perth WildcatsPerthPerth Arena
South East Melbourne PhoenixMelbourneMelbourne Arena
Sydney KingsSydneyQudos Bank Arena
State Basketball CentreMelbourneState Basketball Centre

NBL 2022 Schedule

The exact start date and schedule of NBL 2022/21 depend on many factors across Australia and New Zealand. We’ll update about the NBL 2022 fixtures here once it released.

Pre-Season NBL Fixtures for 2022-21

Match: Adelaide 36ers Vs. Brisbane Bullets

 Date: November 13 

 Location: Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Match: Adelaide 36ers Vs. Brisbane Bullets

Date: November 15 

Location: Titanium Security

NBL commissioner Jeremy Loeliger addressed Adelaide’s two matches as ‘a significant first step’ for the competition. 

Here are the NBL fixtures of the last edition.

RoundDateTeamsVenueTime (AEDT)
14 Oct,  Cairns Taipans vs. Sydney KingsCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland7:30 PM
211 Oct,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Cairns TaipansQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland7:30 PM
211 Oct,  Perth Wildcats vs. Illawarra HawksRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia9:30 PM
214 Oct,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Cairns TaipansWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales7:30 PM
318 Oct,  Sydney Kings vs. New Zealand BreakersQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales7:30 PM
318 Oct,  Perth Wildcats vs. Cairns TaipansRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia9:30 PM
319 Oct,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Illawarra HawksMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria8:00 PM
321 Oct,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Adelaide 36ersWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales7:30 PM
425 Oct,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Cairns TaipansAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia7:30 PM
425 Oct,  Perth Wildcats vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia9:30 PM
426 Oct,  Sydney Kings vs. Brisbane BulletsQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales8:00 PM
428 Oct,  Cairns Taipans vs. Melbourne UnitedCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland7:30 PM
51 Nov,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Perth WildcatsQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland7:30 PM
52 Nov,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Sydney KingsAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia8:00 PM
54 Nov,  Melbourne United vs. Sydney KingsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria7:30 PM
68 Nov,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Sydney KingsQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland7:30 PM
69 Nov,  Cairns Taipans vs. Illawarra HawksCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland8:00 PM
715 Nov,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Perth WildcatsAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia7:30 PM
716 Nov,  Cairns Taipans vs. Brisbane BulletsCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland8:00 PM
718 Nov,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Adelaide 36ersMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria7:30 PM
822 Nov,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Adelaide 36ersQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland7:30 PM
823 Nov,  Cairns Taipans vs. Perth WildcatsCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland8:00 PM
825 Nov,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Cairns TaipansWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales7:30 PM
929 Nov,  Cairns Taipans vs. Melbourne UnitedCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland7:30 PM
930 Nov,  Brisbane Bullets vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland8:00 PM
106 Dec,  Cairns Taipans vs. New Zealand BreakersCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland7:30 PM
106 Dec,  Perth Wildcats vs. Sydney KingsRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia9:30 PM
107 Dec,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Illawarra HawksQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland8:00 PM
1112 Dec,  Cairns Taipans vs. Perth WildcatsCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland7:30 PM
1113 Dec,  Adelaide 36ers vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia7:30 PM
1114 Dec,  Perth Wildcats vs. Brisbane BulletsRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia8:00 PM
1116 Dec,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Melbourne UnitedWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales7:30 PM
1220 Dec,  New Zealand Breakers vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixHorncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand7:30 PM
1220 Dec,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Illawarra HawksAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia8:00 PM
1221 Dec,  Perth Wildcats vs. Melbourne UnitedRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia8:00 PM
1223 Dec,  Sydney Kings vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales7:30 PM
1326 Dec,  Melbourne United vs. Cairns TaipansMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria7:30 PM
1327 Dec,  Brisbane Bullets vs. New Zealand BreakersQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland7:30 PM
1328 Dec,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Illawarra HawksMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria8:00 PM
1331 Dec,  Cairns Taipans vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland8:00 PM
143 Jan,  Cairns Taipans vs. Brisbane BulletsCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland7:30 PM
144 Jan,  Sydney Kings vs. Adelaide 36ersQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales8:00 PM
146 Jan,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Illawarra HawksAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia7:30 PM
159 Jan,  Cairns Taipans vs. New Zealand BreakersCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland7:30 PM
1510 Jan,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Perth WildcatsTBC7:30 PM
1511 Jan,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Melbourne UnitedAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia8:00 PM
1617 Jan,  Perth Wildcats vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia9:30 PM
1618 Jan,  Cairns Taipans vs. Adelaide 36ersCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland8:00 PM
1723 Jan,  Brisbane Bullets vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland7:30 PM
1724 Jan,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Sydney KingsWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales7:30 PM
1725 Jan,  Perth Wildcats vs. New Zealand BreakersRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia8:00 PM
1829 Jan,  Melbourne United vs. Perth WildcatsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria7:30 PM
1831 Jan,  Cairns Taipans vs. Illawarra HawksCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland8:00 PM
181 Feb,  Perth Wildcats vs. Sydney KingsRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia8:00 PM
197 Feb,  Brisbane Bullets vs. New Zealand BreakersQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland7:30 PM
198 Feb,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Cairns TaipansAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia8:00 PM
2013 Feb,  Melbourne United vs. Cairns TaipansMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria7:30 PM
2014 Feb,  New Zealand Breakers vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixHorncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand7:30 PM
2014 Feb,  Sydney Kings vs. Illawarra HawksQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales8:00 PM
2015 Feb,  Perth Wildcats vs. Adelaide 36ersRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia8:00 PM
Semi-finals28, Feb  Perth Wildcats vs Cairns TaipansRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia9:30 PM
Semi-finals29 Feb,  Sydney Kings vs Melbourne UnitedQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales7:30 PM
Semi-finals1 Mar,  Cairns Taipans vs Perth WildcatsCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland3:00 PM
Semi-finals2 Mar,  Melbourne United vs Sydney KingsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria7:30 PM
Semi-finals5 Mar,  Sydney Kings vs Melbourne UnitedQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales7:30 PM
Semi-finals5 Mar,  Perth Wildcats vs Cairns TaipansRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia9:30 PM
Grand-Final8 Mar,  Sydney Kings vs Perth WildcatsQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:00 PM
Grand-Final13 Mar,  Perth Wildcats vs Sydney KingsRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia9:30 PM
Grand-Final15 Mar,  Sydney Kings vs Perth WildcatsQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:00 PM
Grand-Final20 Mar,  Perth Wildcasts vs Sydney Kings*RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia9:30 PM
Grand-Final22 Mar,  Sydney Kings vs Perth Wildcats*Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:00 PM
13 Oct,  Melbourne United vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria7:30 PM
1114 Dec,  Melbourne United vs. Sydney KingsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:30 PM
15 Oct,  Perth Wildcats vs. Melbourne UnitedRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia5:30 PM
16 Oct,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Brisbane BulletsWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales3:00 PM
212 Oct,  Sydney Kings vs. Adelaide 36ersQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:30 PM
213 Oct,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Brisbane BulletsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria3:00 PM
319 Oct,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Brisbane BulletsAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia5:30 PM
320 Oct,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Sydney KingsSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand3:00 PM
320 Oct,  Melbourne United vs. Perth WildcatsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:00 PM
424 Oct,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Illawarra HawksSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand5:30 PM
426 Oct,  Melbourne United vs. New Zealand BreakersMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:30 PM
427 Oct,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Adelaide 36ersMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria3:00 PM
427 Oct,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Perth WildcatsWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales5:00 PM
531 Oct,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Cairns TaipansSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand5:30 PM
52 Nov,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Melbourne UnitedMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:30 PM
53 Nov,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Perth WildcatsILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand3:00 PM
53 Nov,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Brisbane BulletsAIS Arena, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory5:00 PM
67 Nov,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Melbourne UnitedSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand5:30 PM
69 Nov,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. New Zealand BreakersMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:30 PM
610 Nov,  Melbourne United vs. Adelaide 36ersMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria3:00 PM
610 Nov,  Sydney Kings vs. Perth WildcatsQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:00 PM
716 Nov,  Melbourne United vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:30 PM
717 Nov,  Sydney Kings vs. Illawarra HawksQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales3:00 PM
717 Nov,  Perth Wildcats vs. New Zealand BreakersRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia5:00 PM
823 Nov,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Sydney KingsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:30 PM
824 Nov,  Melbourne United vs. Brisbane BulletsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria3:00 PM
824 Nov,  Adelaide 36ers vs. New Zealand BreakersAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia5:00 PM
930 Nov,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Illawarra HawksSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand5:30 PM
91 Dec,  Sydney Kings vs. Melbourne UnitedQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales3:00 PM
91 Dec,  Perth Wildcats vs. Adelaide 36ersRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia5:00 PM
107 Dec,  Melbourne United vs. Adelaide 36ersMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:30 PM
108 Dec,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Perth WildcatsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria3:00 PM
108 Dec,  Sydney Kings vs. Cairns TaipansQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:00 PM
109 Dec,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Brisbane BulletsSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand5:30 PM
1115 Dec,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Adelaide 36ersSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand3:00 PM
1115 Dec,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Cairns TaipansMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:00 PM
1221 Dec,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Sydney KingsQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland5:30 PM
1222 Dec,  Illawarra Hawks vs. New Zealand BreakersWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales3:00 PM
1222 Dec,  Cairns Taipans vs. Adelaide 36ersCairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland5:00 PM
1328 Dec,  Sydney Kings vs. Perth WildcatsQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:30 PM
1329 Dec,  Adelaide 36ers vs. New Zealand BreakersAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia3:00 PM
1329 Dec,  Melbourne United vs. Brisbane BulletsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:00 PM
1331 Dec,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Sydney KingsWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales5:30 PM
131 Jan,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Perth WildcatsAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia5:30 PM
144 Jan,  Illawarra Hawks vs. Melbourne UnitedWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales5:30 PM
145 Jan,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. New Zealand BreakersState Basketball Centre, Wantirna South, Victoria3:00 PM
145 Jan,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Perth WildcatsQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland5:00 PM
1511 Jan,  Sydney Kings vs. Cairns TaipansQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:30 PM
1512 Jan,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Brisbane BulletsSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand3:00 PM
1512 Jan,  Illawarra Hawks vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales5:00 PM
1617 Jan,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Sydney KingsTBC5:30 PM
1618 Jan,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Illawarra HawksQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland5:30 PM
1619 Jan,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Melbourne UnitedSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand3:00 PM
1619 Jan,  Sydney Kings vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:00 PM
1725 Jan,  Adelaide 36ers vs. Brisbane BulletsAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia5:30 PM
1726 Jan,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Cairns TaipansState Basketball Centre, Wantirna South, Victoria3:00 PM
1726 Jan,  Sydney Kings vs. Melbourne UnitedQudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales5:00 PM
1831 Jan,  New Zealand Breakers vs. Adelaide 36ersSpark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand5:30 PM
181 Feb,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Melbourne UnitedQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland5:30 PM
182 Feb,  Illawarra Hawks vs. New Zealand BreakersWIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales3:00 PM
182 Feb,  Adelaide 36ers vs. South East Melbourne PhoenixAdelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia5:00 PM
198 Feb,  Melbourne United vs. Illawarra HawksMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria5:30 PM
199 Feb,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Sydney KingsMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria3:00 PM
199 Feb,  Perth Wildcats vs. Brisbane BulletsRAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia5:00 PM
2015 Feb,  Brisbane Bullets vs. Cairns TaipansQueensland State Netball Centre, Brisbane, Queensland5:30 PM
2016 Feb,  South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. Melbourne UnitedMelbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria3:00 PM

Each NBL teams scheduled to play against each other three times in the league with each team playing 28 matches across the season.

Disclaimer: The information given above is updated after every official announcement related to the NBL schedule. For all the latest updates on NBL, you can visit NBL official website.

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