Netball is played on a firm surface, both indoor and outdoor.

Playing court

A netball court is 30.5m long and 15.25m wide. The longer sides are called the side lines and the shorter sides the goal lines.

The court is divided into three equal parts, a centre third and two goal thirds. These sections are marked by two transverse lines parallel to the goal lines. Each third measures 10.167m wide.

The goal circle is a semi‑­circle 4.9m in radius and its centre is the midpoint of the goal line.
The centre circle is 0.9m in diameter and is marked in the centre of the court.

All lines are part of the court and  50mm wide, preferably white. It is recommended that they are a textured, water‑­based acrylic, straight and have clean, crisp edges.


For outdoor courts the gradient is a 1% cross fall in both directions or a 1% fall diagonally on one single constant plane.

Indoor courts are a flat surface without a gradient change.


The minimum run‑­off on all side lines and baselines is 3.05m. Where there are multiple courts, the run‑­off is 3.65m between courts.

Run‑­off zones are free of all obstacles and the same surface type and level as the court.

Goals posts

The goal posts are round, 3.05m high and placed at the midpoint of each goal line. The diameter of the goal posts is 65mm‑­100mm in diameter and inserted into the ground or sleeved beneath the floor. The goal post is placed so that the back of the goal post is outside of the goal line.

The ring is 380mm in diameter and fitted with a net. The ring itself is 15mm thick and has a 150mm length connection to the post. The net is white cotton mesh or chain mesh, open at both ends. Both ring and net are part of the goal post. 

Single court layout

netball court dimensions

Double court layout

Netball double court layout dimeensiions

Four court layout



Netta is a modified game of netball for 8–10 year olds. It is played on a standard netball court and the goal posts are 2.4m high.


Netball Australia Netta Netball Rules. Fact Sheet CN207.

Official Rules of Netball. Netball Australia. Melbourne Vic.  (As amended 2012)

Netball Court Planning Guide. Sport and Recreation Victoria 2008.

Sports association details

Netball WA Inc

Simone Hanson
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 930, Subiaco WA 6904
Telephone 61 8 9380 3700
Facebook netballwa
Twitter @NetballWA


The information in this guide is general in nature and cannot be relied upon as professional advice concerning the design of, or marking out for, sporting facilities and playing areas. No assurance is given as to the accuracy of any information contained in this guide and readers should not rely on its accuracy. Readers should obtain their own independent and professional advice in relation to their proposed sporting activity.

Page reviewed 12 July 2019