Slam dunk! Perth welcomes HoopsFest, Australia’s largest basketball festival

  • Perth to host Australia’s largest basketball festival
  • Inaugural HoopsFest to take place in sporting venues across the city
  • Includes 2024-25 Australian National Basketball League season opening round 
  • Supported by the Western Australian Government

Australia’s largest basketball festival, HoopsFest, will be held at multiple venues across Perth later this year.

From Thursday 19 to Sunday, 22 September 2024, the four day event will take place across RAC Arena, HBF Stadium, Bendat Basketball Centre and HBF Arena, with Perth to also exclusively host: 

  • All ten Australian National Basketball League (NBL) teams will play one round exclusively in a single city for championship points, for the first time ever;
  • The entire Women’s NBL (WNBL) with all eight WNBL teams; and 
  • The U18s Club Championships, involving the 48 best teams from around Australia, representing their respective states.

Basketball fans can also look forward to supporting events such as Sneakerland, Australia’s largest sneaker culture festival, plus the official HoopsFest Fan Festival at Forrest Place including music, entertainment, street basketball and more.

HoopsFest is expected to attract thousands of out-of-state visitors to Western Australia to get in on the action and drive significant media impact given the national regard for basketball and interest in the exclusive event. 

The event will provide a significant boost to WA’s tourism and hospitality industry, building on other blockbuster events held in WA this year including the United Cup, HSBC Rugby SVNS, and WWE Elimination Chamber: Perth. 

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Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti:

“HoopsFest provides yet another exciting opportunity to showcase WA as a fantastic tourism destination and a leading host of world-class events. 

“Exclusive blockbuster events such as this are an important part of our tourism strategy, as they attract thousands of out-of-state visitors to WA, and inject millions of dollars into our local tourism and hospitality businesses. 

“I encourage everyone that travels to WA for this event to enjoy our city's tourism hotspots and to also find some time to travel further and explore our regions.


Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:

“HoopsFest will utilise a variety of WA’s world-class sporting venues and it’s wonderful to witness the payoff of our investments in sporting infrastructure, as we successfully secure major events like Hoopsfest which generate substantial benefits for the Western Australian economy.

“Attracting major sporting events creates local jobs, supports local businesses and helps to drive economic activity - a win for all West Australians.

“Hosting HoopsFest in Perth not only highlights Western Australia's impressive tourism and sports infrastructure but also positions our state as a premier destination for major sporting events.”