Rules of Netball

Equal opportunity, fair play and respect for an opponent's skill and safety.

Those are the core values that the Rules of Netball are based on. To respect these values, it is the responsibility of:

  • Players to make sure they are physically and technically prepared to play the game, comply with the rules and take part safely and fairly

  • Coaches or teachers of the game to make sure that players are prepared in a way that complies with the rules, as well as having an understanding of sporting behaviour and safe practices

  • Umpires to apply the rules of the game with impartiality, fairness and consistency

  • Controlling bodies, at all levels, to make sure the game is conducted and developed in accordance with disciplined and sporting behaviour.

Official Rules of Netball by International Netball Federation (INF).

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INF 2024 Rule Book

Rules of Netball App - Available on the App Store and Google Play.             

2024 Rules Update

Netball Australia have provided a memo on the 2024 rules updates. Along with adaptations to existing rules, particularly clarifications and streamlining of contact and advantage, the 2024 edition focuses on player safety and game management.

VIDEO: The Official Rules of Netball

Netball Australia have created these video updates to help clarify the Rules of Netball.

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