THE RULES OF NETBALL
The International Netball Federation updated the Rules of Netball at the end of 2015, and they were implemented from the 2016 season going forward. They saw minor updates again for the 2018 season.

WHERE CAN I GET THE RULES?
FNA sells copies of the rule book, so you can get them during their office hours (check on their website for up-to-date office hours), or on match days during the season. You can also access a digital copy on the Netball Australia website.

If you are coaching, umpiring, or managing a Set, GO! G, or GO! F Tier team, then you should also check out the overview on modified rules below on this page.

For more umpiring and development resources, check out our Umpiring Development page.

USEFUL RESOURCES
There are a number of resources from Netball Australia that are very helpful in explaining the changes and the basic rules of the game:

  • Rules of Netball. This page includes PDFs of:

    • The Rules of Netball

    • A snapshot of the rule changes (great for getting started, and for beginners!)

    • Answers to some frequently asked questions

    • A detailed explanation of the rule changes (very helpful for more experienced umpires, coaches, and players, and for those who want to get the most out of the new rules)

You can also you Netball Australia's YouTube video playlist to help you better understand how the new rules will work in the game:

FNA’S MODIFIED RULES
Fremantle Netball Association has its own modified version of the NetSetGO rules for its NetSetGO competitions for players aged 7 to 10. You can download and read these rules here (.docx file).

QUESTIONS?
Feeling a bit overwhelmed, or have a burning question about how one or more of the new rules works? Ask the Umpiring Coordinator!