Athletes may choose to transfer clubs for a variety of reasons. However, before transferring, athletes (and where appropriate, their parents) need to be aware that a clearance may be required as part of the respective competition by-laws.
Basketball Victoria encourages all athletes and families to contact competition administrators directly if they have any questions or queries about the clearance process.
For Basketball Victoria and Basketball Australia competitions, clearances must be processed before an athlete is eligible to transfer to another club or association.
All players who have registered to play in a senior representative competition in Australia and who wish to transfer to another club must be cleared from their old club before taking the court with their new club. The clearance requirement does not elapse within a given time-frame.
Melb. Utd. VJBL and your local associations junior domestic registration is separately held. A player may play for one club in VJBL and another in Big V. In this instance a clearance is not required as Big V is a senior competition. The player will however require a clearance if they have ever registered to play Big V at another club.
Clearances between Melb. Utd. VJBL associations
Players looking to move from one Melb. Utd. VJBL association to another must first obtain a clearance. Use the league-specific clearance forms.
- Players must lodge their clearance forms with league administration to be processed.
- Clearances may take up to 7 days to process from the date received.
- There is a $22 fee payable with the application.
- The player or new association must wait until the player’s name appears in the clearance list online before the player is eligible to compete for their new association.
Clearances from Big V to Big V
Your new association will initiate an online clearance from your old association. Contact your new association and they will begin the clearance process.
Clearances between SEABL and Big V
Complete a Basketball Australia Domestic Clearance Form and email it to league administration at firstname.lastname@example.org
This will then be signed by the Basketball Victoria representative and forwarded to either Big V or SEABL and Basketball Australia.
Clearances from another state to Victoria
Complete a Basketball Australia Domestic Clearance Form and email to the office of the league your new club competes in:
P: 03 9837 8007
P: 03) 9521 9686
Clearances from Victoria to another state
Complete a Basketball Australia Domestic Clearance Form and email it to Basketball Victoria at email@example.com. This will be signed by a Basketball Victoria representative and forwarded to Basketball Australia.
Clearances from Victoria to another country
Complete a Basketball Australia International Clearance Form and email it to Basketball Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be signed by a Basketball Victoria representative and forwarded to Basketball Australia. Basketball Australia will also sign off on this, and notify your new international club when the clearance has been approved. The international clearance form is available on the Basketball Australia website.
For more information about clearances contact Basketball Victoria:
P: 03 9837 8000