Photo of a workshop group being introduced to sitting volleyballVolleyball combines teamwork, communication, strategy and athleticism. Sitting volleyball, a modified version of the game developed for players with loss of lower limb function, is exciting to play for fun or at competition level. Sitting volleyball is played indoors with a lower net on a smaller court.

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Local programs

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

If you would like assistance making contact with your local volleyball club, please contact us.


Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local volleyball clubs and governing bodies for the sport. The Australian sitting volleyball men’s and women’s squads have training camps two to three times a year.

Competition opportunities and pathways

Australian sitting volleyball team (AUS) vs Libya Sitting Volleyball Sydney 2000Volleyball is played in most schools, and many clubs offer different levels of competition. Sitting volleyball players can compete at international events including world championships and the Paralympics.

Sitting volleyball players have to be classified to compete at international level.


Volleyball requires a ball, a net, and your choice of padding.

Other roles

You don’t have to play volleyball 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 volleyball club.

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