Softball is a popular team sport that is enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities around the world. Developed as a modified version of baseball, softball is played in schools, parks and competition fields throughout Australia.

Download our softball fact sheet for more details.

Local programs

Contact your local softball club for information about come and try opportunities and membership. For a list of softball clubs in your area, visit Softball Queensland.


Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local softball clubs and governing bodies for the sport.

Competition opportunities and pathways

Softball offers competition opportunities for players of all abilities, including school competitions and various competition and social grades at local softball clubs.


Softball is played with a bat, ball and glove. Competition softball requires a specific field with bases and boundaries. There are many modified pieces of equipment including foam bats, balls and tees for young, new or developing players.

Tee Ball is a modified version of softball.

Image of a child with a single leg prosthetic playing tee ball

Other roles

You don’t have to play softball to be involved. You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information, contact your local softball club.

Working with mainstream sport

We are pleased to welcome Softball Queensland as part of the Sports CONNECT Queensland network as the organisation aims to develop more opportunities for people with a disability to participate in softball as players, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.

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