National Junior Classic

The National Junior Classic is the most prestigious junior basketball tournament in the country. With male and female teams coming to Melbourne from across Australia to compete over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each year, spectators are treated to some of the best players from under-12s through to under-18s.

2021 National Junior Classic Information

This year’s tournament is current being slated to be on 18-20 September 2021 at Victoria’s Dandenong Basketball Stadium and Waverley Basketball Centre.

Under 12’s: Dandenong Basketball Stadium & Waverley Basketball Centre (split)

Under 14’s: Dandenong Basketball Stadium & Waverley Basketball Centre (split)

Under 16’s: Dandenong Basketball Stadium

Under 18’s: Dandenong Basketball Stadium

For more information please contact Lyn Payet via email or on 0430 541 847.


Dandenong Basketball Stadium
270 Stud Road, Dandenong North

Waverley Basketball Centre
Corner Batesford Road &, Power Ave, Chadstone

About the Competition

As an invitation-only tournament, entries are capped at 16 per age group, which ensures the nation’s strongest junior representative teams face off across the three-day tournament.

Resources & Rules

Playing Condition for the National Junior Classic

The use of zone defence is not permitted at the National Junior Classic in the under-12 and under-14 divisions. Details regarding this rule can be found here.

Please note, the usual ‘Selection Procedure for the National Junior Classic’ is not applicable for the 2021 National Junior Classic.