Is there volleyball currently being played in Ballarat?
Volleyball Ballarat run A & B Grade Competitions on Monday nights and development training on Wednesday nights during school terms.
How can I join?
You can enter your own team, or contact us if you wish to join a team and we can help to determine the best level of competition for you. There are also details of how to join on our website home page by clicking the REGISTER NOW button. If you want further information after you have read this page, please click on the contact page and email us.
Where is Volleyball normally played in Ballarat?
Competition and tournaments are played at the Mars Minerdome, 994 Grevillea Rd, Wendouree VIC 3355 on Monday nights during school terms. 
Junior (6:30 – 7:30pm) and Intermediate (7:30 – 8:30pm) development training is currently on a Wednesday night at Loreto College’s Gonzaga Barry centre, entry via foot through the pedestrian gate on Wendouree Parade (Lakeside near the Olympic Rowing rings)
What competitions are available to play in?
Currently we have mixed A & B Grade Competition played on Monday nights. Match times for the 2023/24 Summer Season are 6:15pm, 7:25pm & 8:30pm. We normally play two seasons per year with matches during school term weeks only.
SUMMER SEASON = Term 4 & 1 (September to April) with a Christmas/summer School holiday break.
WINTER SEASON Term 2 & 3 (April to September) with a July School Holiday break.
How much does it cost to play?
Payments are $48 per team paid through TEAMPAY app prior to matches each week.
Games require a minimum of 5 paying players per team for a match to go ahead.
All players must be registered with Volleyball Victoria which provides you with accident insurance and member benefits and Volleyball Ballarat affiliation and supporting resources and funding.
The cost of this can vary from year to year but is usually between $50 – $80 and payment is made through the registration process that can be found on our homepage.
I am new to Volleyball Ballarat and would like to join a team, what do I do?
You can contact us via or register online and come down to the stadium during a competition night to check it out and discuss options. Depending on the time of the season and the numbers in each team, we may be able to add you to an existing team or create a completely new one with interested players as we have done regularly in the past.
I have my own team organised, can I enter the competition?
New teams are always welcome to join the Monday night Competition, however, depending on the status of the season, this may be able to happen immediately or it may take some time to fit you into the draw and make any operational arrangements necessary to support new teams.
Please email with any inquiries or entries.
Do I need a uniform to play?
A-Grade teams are required to play in a uniform, numbered playing top. We strongly encourage all teams in B-Grade to also have a playing uniform but it is not compulsory at this stage.
One of our major sponsor S3Promotions can assist you with design and creation of a uniform if your team wishes to buy one. The Association also has sets of uniforms teams can hire for a season.
Are there referees provided?
In order to keep our playing fees low, we do not have paid referees to officiate matches. Due to the nature of the competition, teams have been traditional scheduled to do duty for matches they are not playing in. At the moment we ask any team rostered for duty to provide a main referee and a scorer for their duty match on average once every 2 weeks.
We have a number of qualified referees that can help teams to learn the processes when they first start and it is quite a simple system we use.
Is there a junior competition?
Unfortunately at this stage we do not have a dedicated full junior competition running, however we do have a dedicated timeslot for junior training and development game play from 6:30pm – 7:30pm on Wednesday nights. These sessions are a mixture of game play and skill development with qualified coaches providing guidance to players throughout the sessions.
Does Ballarat have representative teams?
Ballarat has a long and proud history of representative volleyball. Currently we enter Men’s and Women’s teams in our own Annual Skins Tournament held in March and in the Victorian Country Volleyball Championships on the June long weekend each year. There are also a number of other regional tournament opportunities to participate in based on player availability.
Are there other higher level competitions to play in?
Volleyball Ballarat have a number of members that either play, coach or administrate with the Phantoms Volleyball Club, a combined team that draws players from all the Western Victorian afffiliate Associations to play in State League (Victorian Volleyball League). Phantoms play home matches in Bendigo, Ballarat and Horsham and offer teams in all levels of the competition from Honours to Division 3 for both Men and Women. For more information, please visit
Do Volleyball Ballarat run school clinics?
We have the capacity to run school clinics on request and to service Sporting Schools program requests that may come to us from local schools. If you are considering this option or require some assistance in putting in a Sporting Schools application, please email for more information.