Australia women's national basketball team

The Australian national women's basketball, mostly in Australia Opals or called due to sponsorship currently Jayco Opals, Australia represented in international basketball competitions. Since the mid- 1990 's, she belongs to the best in the world, greatest achievement was the world champion title in 2006.

End of the 1970s and into the 1980s, the team celebrated by Jenny Cheesman and Robyn Maher initial successes such as the semi-finals at the World Championships in 1979 and the Olympics in 1988. Was one of the first Australian star players applies Michele Timms, among other things, at Lotus Munich and BTV Wuppertal was active. Along with Sandy Brondello and Rachael Sporn it was crucial as the bronze medal win at the 1996 Olympics and the 1998 World Cup, contribution to the successes of the Australian national mid-and late 1990s. More Australian players made ​​it into the subsequent period in the WNBA. In those years, Australia reached the final of the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004 and 2008, and won, led by Lauren Jackson and Penny Taylor, the 2006 World Cup.


Performance in international competitions

World Championships

Olympic games


  • 2001 - Gold Medal
  • 2003 - Gold Medal
  • 2005 - Gold Medal
  • 2007 - Gold Medal
  • 2009 - Gold Medal
  • 2011 - Gold Medal
  • 2013 - Gold Medal

Pictures of Australia women's national basketball team