Indoor Netball

Indoor Netball

Indoor Netball for beginners to experienced

Do you have a group of friends or workmates who are keen to get together regularly; or are you looking for a way to meet new people and have fun?

Players range from beginners to experienced! And teams can enter or leave a competition at any time during the season with no penalty.

Easy to get started

No need to pay costly registration fees up front or gate fees on entry.

Umpires and all equipment required for games are provided eg. balls and netball bibs.

Is netball for you?

  • Social and enjoyable but competitive!

  • Easy way to meet new friends

  • Just turn up, pay and play…easy!

  • Catch up with friends while being active at the same time!

  • Gentler on your joints and body than outdoor surfaces!

  • Licensed bar. Sit back and watch other games or chill with team mates!

Mixed and Ladies Netball Leagues

For social or competitive play, there’s a netball league to suit you at Top End Indoor Sports Centre.

Mixed Netball

Monday and Wednesday evenings, with games between 6pm and 9pm.

Mixed Netball consists of seven players on court with a maximum of three males on court at a time. One of each of the male players can be in either of the defence positions (GK and GD), centre area positions (WA, C, WD) or attacking positions (GS or GA).

Ladies Netball

Tuesday evenings, with games between 6pm and 9pm.

Ladies Netball consists of seven players on court.

Fun, fast paced action for all experience levels

Is it similar to Outdoor Netball?

Indoor netball is very similar to outdoor netball!

The main differences between the two are that the ball remains in play in indoor netball, rather than going out of court. This creates fewer stoppages in play so that the indoor game keeps moving as the nets can be used to rebound off when passing and shooting!

Beginner Friendly

If you haven't played netball before it’s easy to learn and the umpires are approachable if you have questions at half time or before or after games around the rules or interpretations of them!

New Teams and Grading

New teams are placed in divisions of similar standard teams with a game here and there that may challenge the team or demonstrate the teams’ prowess!

About our Indoor Netball seasons

There a two main seasons, a Wet Season Competition and a Dry Season Competition. The Wet Season Competition runs from approximately April to August with the Dry Season Competition running from approximately September to March each year.

The seasons culminate in two weeks of finals for eligible teams and the Grand Finals of all sports are played on the evening of the second Friday of finals.

Can I play Indoor Netball if I don't have a team?

Existing Team Captains or Organisers are often on the lookout for new players or fill ins. It’s a cool, easy way to meet new friends and there's the strong possibility you might just find yourself with a burgeoning new social life!

If you’re putting in a team, we provide everything you’ll need to play including netballs, netball bibs and umpires. The most difficult thing will be coming up with a team name!

Whether you're an experienced player, just starting out, or want to meet and bring friends together we'd love for you to come play with us!

Indoor Netball Pricing

Team Fees $91 per game ($13 per player)

Frequently asked questions


How do I find a team?

If you are keen to play but don’t wish to put in a team please contact us and we can assist with finding you a team!

How do I know when my game is?

Game times for the upcoming week are available online.

How many players do I need for a team?

A full team on court is seven players however a team can take the court with a minimum of five players to commence a game. If you are organising a team it is useful to have up to 12 players on your list for when players are away or unavailable.

Is Ladies Netball played at the Centre?

Yes, Ladies Netball is played on Tuesday nights with the first game starting at 6pm.

Is Mixed Netball played at the Centre?

Yes, Mixed Netball is played on Monday and Wednesday nights with the first game starting at 6pm.

How long are the seasons and when does the next one start?

Seasons go for about 25 weeks including finals, however teams can join at any time during a season except during finals. The Wet Season Competition commences in approx. September each year and the Dry Season Competition commences in approx. April each year. Please contact us to confirm commencement of the next season if it is not available on our website.

Is Men’s Netball played at the Centre?

Men’s netball is not currently played at the Centre but please feel free to contact us to register your interest and we may consider a future competition.

What days are games played?

Netball is played on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

What time are games played?

Game starting times can vary so check your weekly game times but the first games of the evening are generally at 6pm and each game is allocated 45 minutes.

There's a public holiday coming up, will there be games on that day?

Games are played on Public Holidays but check with your Team Captain/Organiser or the weekly game fixtures to confirm. Teams will be asked the week before if they are available to play.

Are there different competitions for different age groups?

There are no restrictions on age for the senior competitions however it is recommended that players be at least 15 years of age to play.

Do we need to have a uniform?

Teams do not need to have a uniform as netball bibs of different colours are provided to teams playing against each other however sometimes it is easier to pick out your own players when under pressure if you’re wearing the same or similar colours! Teams may wear a uniform if they choose to but they are optional.

What should we wear?

Wear something cool and comfortable to run around in and a pair of runners!

Are umpires provided for games?

Yes, we provide umpires for all games.


Do you provide netball bibs?

Yes! Netball bibs are provided of differing colours to teams playing each other.

Can I buy netball gloves there?

Yes, netball gloves are available for purchase or hire at the Centre.

Fees & Costs

Do I need to pay a registration fee to play netball?

If players wish to participate in finals games they need to register as a player. The player registration enables us to administer the Player Sign-in system and keep a track of the number of games a player has played for each team in order to qualify for finals.

How much does it cost to play netball?

The team fee is $91 per game which works out to $13 per player if there are 7 players on the team.

Can our netball team pay for the season up front?

Certainly! Upfront payment is accepted for a season and the Grand Finals are free. Please contact us for further details.

Fill-ins & Forfeits

Most of the players in our team are unable to play netball games before 6.30pm due to other commitments. Can we still enter a team?

If you know in advance that your team will be unavailable for a specific time every game or just a particular week, please let us know when entering your team or as soon as possible if it’s just for a specific week, contact us.

We can then make every effort to work your preferred game times into fixturing, where possible. Please note though, if your team are not available at every timeslot there may be an occasion where either your team or your opposition need to forfeit if between both teams (in the same Division) we are unable to find you both a mutually convenient time to play.

Most of our team are unavailable to play netball in two weeks’ time due to other commitments, what do we do?

If you know in advance that your team will be unavailable for a specific game or week, please contact us as soon as possible. We can then fixture your team a ‘Bye’ if fixtures for that week have not been released. Alternatively, if fixtures have been released, we can either assist with finding fill-in players or arrange a scratch match (full team) if you need to forfeit a game and the other team are still keen to play.

Our netball game is tonight and I've just had 3 players pull out, what do I do?

Contact us as soon as possible, we may be able to assist with fill-ins alternatively letting us know early gives us time to contact your opposition and avoid further inconvenience to them if the game will not be going ahead.

Do we have to pay for our netball game if we forfeit?

We understand sometimes things happen that are out of the Team Captain/Organisers control and there is no option other than to forfeit. Forfeits made after the fixture has been posted will incur a forfeit fee of 50% of the Team Fee. Forfeits made on the day of the fixture will incur the full Team Fee. With the team’s court fee covered, the scratch matches will be offered free of charge to all teams in the same division to play. This also means the team that has not forfeited and paid their fees, won’t miss out on their scheduled game – and they get an automatic win.

As always, if you communicate with us prior to 12pm (Lunch Time) on Friday regarding your team’s availability the following week, we can accommodate that in the upcoming fixtures. If your team wants or needs to have the week off, let us know before 12pm (Lunch Time) on Friday.

I am regularly struggling to fill our netball team due to players leaving town, or being unavailable but I would still like to keep the team in the competition, what are my options?

Contact us, we often have players looking to join a team and may be able to assist you with extra fill-in or permanent players.


I was injured during my netball game, am I covered by any type of insurance?

Participating in sports carries the risk of injury and players participating in sports at Top End Indoor Sports Centre are playing at their own risk. We hold public liability insurance and have Ambulance Cover for if an ambulance is required for transport from the Centre to hospital (please contact us if you have been invoiced for ambulance transport from the Centre). We do not provide Personal Player Injury Insurance Cover due to the limited benefits available through Personal Player Injury Insurance and the differing circumstances of players and their possible existing level of insurance cover through other policies or other types of insurance. We do however recommend that players take out, or investigate taking out Private Health Cover, Personal Injury Insurance Cover, Income Protection Insurance or Life Insurance depending on their individual requirements.

I have a function coming up and don't want to cut my nails, what can I do?

You can tape your nails (we have a nail station with tape available) or wear netball gloves.

I have just found out I'm pregnant, how long can I keep playing netball?

We support any player and their choice to continue playing netball while pregnant as long as they feel able and where they have consulted a medical practitioner regarding their pregnancy, with reference to their general health and well-being and where they understand the level of risk to themselves and their unborn child while playing sport (specifically netball). We also encourage any player who is pregnant to advise us or someone they are playing with so that, should a situation arise where they need medical attention, we or another person are aware of this and can make the person providing medical attention aware. However, we take no responsibility for any injuries that may be sustained to themselves or their unborn child through their decision to continue playing netball at any stage of their pregnancy.

I have never played before but would like to try netball, what should I do?

Give us a call or come in to the Centre on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and have a look! Make sure you bring your runners and wear comfortable clothes to run in as you may get a game!

I haven't played in 10 years but would like to start up again, what should I do?

Refer above!

I'm 15, can I play in the Ladies or Mixed competitions?

Yes, you can! Our competitions are mostly pretty social and family friendly! You are certainly welcome to join in or enter a team in a senior competition but please be aware there are no modified rules for junior or teenage players playing in the senior competition however if you are entering a team, we can ensure your team is playing against players at a similar standard depending on your team’s level of playing experience and ability.

I’ve just heard a Cyclone Watch has been announced covering the Darwin area. Are games still on?

If a Cyclone Watch has been announced covering the Darwin area all games will generally still be going ahead, if games are scheduled within a few hours of the announcement. If games are cancelled for any reason, we will contact all Team Captains/Organisers for that night’s games and place a message on our website and/or facebook pages. If your team is unable to play for any reason due to a Cyclone Watch eg. emergency services commitments etc… please let us know as soon as possible and we will contact your opposition to advise them. Your safety is our priority so any forfeits around a Cyclone Watch covering the Darwin area will not have any penalty applied.

I can't commit to playing every week, can I fill in?

Certainly! We understand due to work or family commitments some players would prefer not to commit to a specific team but are happy to fill in. Team Captains/Organisers regularly contact us to arrange fill-ins so we have a list of players we text with the details of the team requiring a player/s and the time of the game (it’s usually on the day of the game though). If you are available and keen to play, text us back, if you’re not available, you can just disregard the text! If you would like to be added to this list just contact us and we will pop you on!

I’ve just heard a Cyclone Warning has been announced covering the Darwin area. Are games still on?

If a Cyclone Warning has been announced covering the Darwin area all games will generally be cancelled unless the announcement has been made after the evening games have commenced. If games are cancelled for any reason, we will contact all Team Captains/Organisers for that night’s games and place a message on our website and/or facebook pages. Your safety is our priority so any forfeits around a Cyclone Warning covering the Darwin area will not have any penalty applied.

I don’t have a team but would still like to play, can I?

Yes, you can! Team Captains/Organisers are regularly looking for fill-ins and/or permanent players. Contact us and we can help you find a team!

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