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    • Senior Social Sports competition in the stadium.

      6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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      5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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      5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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      5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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      5:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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      8:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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      6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Take advantage of our fantastic basketball facilities by entering your team in our social competitions or come in for a casual shoot. 

Casual Court Use

For only $7.50 per person, come down to our courts for a casual shoot. Payments are to be made at the main reception desk. If you are already a member, please stop by reception to receive a casual access wristband which is included with your ARC membership.  

Please be aware that courts are subject to availability.

Court Hire

Full or half Basketball courts are available for hire 7 days a week, subject to availability. You can find out more about making a booking here.

Join a Competition

Cockburn ARC offers Men's and Mixed competitions for all levels ranging from beginners to experienced players (ages 16 years and over) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 10pm


  • Team Registrations for our Winter season are NOW OPEN!




    Don't have a team? No worries, you can register your details through Just Play and they'll put you into a team for the next season. 

    Register your interest to join a team

    You can also register your interest to join a team competing in the current season directly through our spawtz platform. Once your details are in the system, teams can then get in contact with you if they are looking for additional players.

    Please note, by registering as an individual this does not put you in a team or guarantee that you will play.


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    You can view your team's fixtures via our Spawtz portal at the link below. Senior competitions will start from 6pm and finish at 10pm. 

    Fixtures and results

  • Payment

    Teams will be required to nominate a credit card prior to the commencement of your first game, which will debit the day before your game, on a week-by-week basis. The weekly game fee is $75 per team, no registration fees.


    All forfeits made a day or more prior to your game will incur your regular game fee of $75. Teams forfeiting on the day of their game will be required to pay a standard game fee ($75) plus the oppositions game fee of $75 ($150 in total).



    At the end of the season, teams can decide whether to re-register into the next season. Teams that choose to withdraw their team during season will incur a $219 fee (equivalent of three match fees).


    Need help adding a player, making a payment or finding fill-players? Check out thesestep-by-step instructions on how to best manage your team through the Spawtz portal. 

  • Please note, games do not run on public holidays.

    2024 Winter season timeline:

    Registrations openMonday 8 April
    Registrations close Monday 29 April
    Start date Monday 6 May
    Grading periodMonday 6 May - Thursday 23 May
    Season games Monday 27 May – Thursday 8 August
    Semi-finals Monday 12 August – Thursday 15 August
    Grand-finals Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August

    2024 Spring season timeline:
    Registrations openMonday 24 July
    Registrations close Monday 19 August 
    Start date  Monday 26 August
    Grading periodMonday 26 August – Thursday 12 September
    Season games Monday 16 September – Thursday 30 November
    Semi-finals Monday 2 December – Thursday 5 December
    Grand-finals Monday 9 December – Thursday 12 December


  • All rules are as per the 2022 Official Basketball Rules, with minor amendments intended to enhance the playing experience at Cockburn ARC.  Please consult the Sports Management Team for specific rule clarification.  

    All participants play at their own risk.    

      Games consist of two eighteen-minute halves, with a one-minute half-time break and a two-minute changeover period.  

      Game start times are: 6:00pm, 6:40pm, 7:20pm, 8:00pm, 8:40pm, 9:20pm.  

    All registered teams are expected to be available to play at these times.  

    Player and spectator behaviour

    The moment you set foot in Cockburn ARC Sports Stadium, you have become a custodian of our sporting community.  Players and spectators must understand that they are just as responsible for creating a positive and inclusive environment as administrators and referees. 

    Anti-social and aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated by your teammates, opposition players, spectators, officials and competition organisers alike. Individuals who fail to acknowledge their responsibility in maintaining a social environment will be making participation less enjoyable for all and risk their and/or their teams ongoing involvement with all Cockburn ARC facilities and programs.   
    Any on or off-court incidents deemed to be anti-social will be dealt with accordingly and at the discretion of the Sports Management Team and/or an authorised representative of the Cockburn ARC.  This may include ejection from the playing arena, short- and long-term suspensions, and if necessary, permanent banning from the Cockburn ARC for the offending individuals and/or teams.  

    Spirit of the game

    At Cockburn ARC, the focus will be seeing games go ahead so that all teams can enjoy the consistency of knowing they have an opposition to play each week. This will occasionally result in cross-division fixtures, scheduled byes being substituted for fixtured games or teams being asked to play twice in an evening. The allocating of competition points in such cases will be managed by the Team Sports Coordinator.   

    Fostering a social environment where everyone can feel welcome to participate is an integral aspect of our competition. Players from any team during the regular season (regardless of division) are welcome to fill-in for any other side.  However, this is only permissible when a team is short of regular players.

    Please respect the spirit of the game – attempting to headhunt players to achieve results won’t get your team anywhere in the long run. All players and substitutes must be at least registered within the Spawtz online portal to participate. If teams are utilising regular substitutes throughout the course of the season, we would suggest they be registered as a player of the team, allowing us to easily ascertain their eligibility for finals.   
    Players are welcome to feature in multiple sides during the regular season (including within the same division). However, if a player qualifies for finals for two sides in the same division, he or she may only represent one team during the entire finals' series (semi-finals and grand finals).  

     Officials and the Sports Management Team reserve the right to deny a player from playing within, or ‘filling in’, for another team. In other cases, a non-regular player may also be told that they can only play on a wing for that game. Such decisions will be based on a perception of fairness for the opposition team and will be a judgement call made the Sports Management Team.   

    Rule clarification

    • One time-out per half, no timeouts in the last 3 minutes of the game. The clock continues running during a timeout.  

    • Participants may not wear jewellery, watches, pins, or other dangerous/sharp items. Fingernails may be short taped, cut or gloved at the discretion of the umpires/referees. Tape is not provided by The Cockburn ARC, and it is the responsibility of the player to ensure that they comply with the above. 

    • To qualify for finals, individual players must have played at least 4 games within a regular season.     

    • All players are required to present conforming uniforms with the same colour & shade.  

    • All players must display a unique number on the back of their jerseys i.e., all players must always display different numbers. Numbered bibs are acceptable.  

    • Technical fouls and ejections can be applied by officials for both breaches in FIBA rules and Cockburn ARC By-Laws. Technical fouls and ejections from the game is at the judgement of the officials. Ejections from the centre is at the judgement of management.   

    • A minimum of 4 players are required to start the game. 

    • All players must be 16 years or older to play in the competitions.  


    Mixed Basketball Rule Clarification: 

    • No more than three players from either gender on court at any one time. 

    • A male cannot block a female inside the keyway, only outside the keyway. If a female is blocked inside the keyway, it will result in goal tending.  

    • A male cannot steal the ball directly from a female, only through an interception.  

    Fouls and Violations

    • Personal fouls – these include any type of illegal physical contact such as hitting, pushing, slapping, holding, or an illegal pick/screen – when an offensive player sticks out a limb and makes physical contact with a defender in an attempt to block the path of the defender.
    • Inbounds – if fouled while not shooting, the ball is given to the team the foul was committed upon. They take the ball at the nearest side or baseline, out of bounds, and have five seconds to pass the ball onto the court.
    • Charging – an offensive foul that is committed when a player pushes or runs over a defensive player. The ball is given to the team that the foul was committed upon.
    • Blocking – illegal personal contact resulting from a defender not establishing position in time to prevent an opponent's drive to the basket.
    • Flagrant foul – violent contact towards an opponent. This includes hitting, kicking and punching. This type of foul results in free throws plus the offense retaining possession of the ball after the free throws.
    • Intentional foul – when a player makes physical contact with another player with no reasonable effort to steal the ball. It is a judgement call for the officials.
    • Technical foul – can go to a player or a coach and is about the 'manners' of the game.  Foul language, obscenity, obscene gestures, and even arguing can be considered a technical foul, as can technical details regarding filling in the scoresheet improperly.
    • Walking/travelling – taking more than 'a step and a half' without dribbling the ball is travelling. Moving your pivot foot once you've stopped dribbling is travelling.
    • Double dribble –dribbling the ball with both hands on the ball at the same time or picking up the dribble and then dribbling again is a double dribble.
    • Jump ball – two or more opposing players will gain possession of the ball at the same time. In order to avoid a prolonged and/or violent tussle, the referee stops the action and a jump ball will take place.
    • Goaltending – if a defensive player interferes with a shot while it's on the way down toward the basket, while it's on the way up toward the basket after having touched the backboard, or while it's in the cylinder above the rim it is considered goaltending and the shot will count. If the above is committed by an offensive player, it is also a violation and the ball is awarded to the opposing team for a throw-in.
    • Backcourt violation – once the offense has brought the ball across the mid-court line, they cannot go back across the line during possession. If they do, the ball is awarded to the other team to pass inbounds.
    • Key violation – offensive or attacking players are allowed to remain for a maximum of five seconds in the key, after which they must move out of the key or an attempted shot at the basket is taken.

  • Want to win a FREE SEASON?

    The Cockburn ARC Spirit Award aims to reward teams that respect and uphold our ARC values to the highest standard.

    Teams will receive a score each game based on their commitment to these values, which include:
    • Respect
    • Inclusivity
    • Integrity
    • Good communication
    • Willingness to help out or fill in
    • Sportsmanship
    • Clean games
    • Willingness to learn.

    The teams who showcase these values best and score the most spirit points will be awarded a FREE season!

    Spirit Award FREE Season Terms & Conditions

    1. The winning team of Spirit Award will receive one (1) free Senior Social Sport Season, including waived game fees for grading, regular and finals fixtures. ​
    2. The Team Organiser for the Spirit Award winner will be notified via email.  

    3. To redeem the free season, the Team Organiser must register the team into the competition as per the standard process AND reply to the email sent from the Cockburn ARC Sports Team confirming their redemption. 

    4. Team registrations do NOT roll over to the next season, so as a result, teams must register for each season during the registration period. The Sports Team cannot guarantee a spot in the upcoming competitions, so we encourage teams to register and advise of intent to redeem the prize as soon as possible once registrations open. 

    5. Redemption is valid exclusively for the team’s subsequent registered season. 

    6. This prize is exclusively applicable for use in any of the two (2) Senior Social Sport seasons immediately following the team's Spirit Award-winning season. For example, if the team wins the Summer season, they can redeem in the following Winter season. However, should the team not register for Winter, the prize can be redeemed in the Spring season. 

    7. The free season will be considered utilized upon the team's registration for the subsequent season and the application of the prize. 

    8. Transfer of the free season is permissible only to a team with the identical Team Organiser as the original winning team, subject to a written request submitted to the Sports Management Team. 

    9. The free season will be deemed expired should the team not register in any of the two (2) Senior Social Sport seasons immediately following the team's Spirit Award-winning season and no request in writing has been received by the Sports Management Team regarding redemption. 

    10.  One (1) free season is non-transferrable for cash, or any other product or service offered by Cockburn ARC. ​

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