List of defunct National Basketball League (Australia) teams
The following is a list of teams that no longer compete in the National Basketball League (NBL).
|Club||Years in NBL||History|
|Bankstown Bruins / West Sydney Westars||1979–1987||Became the West Sydney Westars for the seasons, 1986–1987. Merged with the Sydney Supersonics to form the Sydney Kings in 1988.|
|Canberra Cannons||1979–2003||Celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 1998 as one of only four foundation clubs left in the league. The club only lasted a few more years.|
|City of Sydney Astronauts / Sydney Supersonics||1979–1987||Became the Sydney Supersonics in 1982. Merged with the West Sydney Westars to form the Sydney Kings in 1988.|
|Coburg Giants / North Melbourne Giants||1980–1998||Became the North Melbourne Giants for the seasons, 1987–1998.
Merged with the South East Melbourne Magic to form the Victoria Titans for the seasons, 1998–2002.
|Geelong Cats / Geelong Supercats||1982–1996||Became the Geelong Supercats for the seasons, 1988–1996.|
|Glenelg Tigers||1979||Finished last in the inaugural season and never competed in the NBL again.|
|Gold Coast Blaze||2007–2012|
|Gold Coast Cougars / Gold Coast Rollers||1990–1996||Became the Rollers in 1992.|
|Hobart Devils / Hobart Tassie Devils||1983–1996||Became the Hobart Tassie Devils for the seasons, 1988–1995. But changed back to "Hobart Devils" for the 1996 season.|
|Hunter Pirates||2004–2006||Acquired the licence from the Canberra Cannons and competed for several seasons before folding.|
|Launceston Casino City Tigers||1980–1982||Joined the NBL in 1980. Won a championship in 1981. Finished 5-21 in 1982 and left the NBL.|
|Newcastle Falcons||1979–1999||One of the foundation clubs in the NBL that celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 1998. Unfortunately the club only lasted one more year in the league afterwards.|
|Nunawading Spectres / Eastside Melbourne Spectres||1979–1991||Became the Eastside Melbourne Spectres in 1987. Merged with the Southern Melbourne Saints to form the South East Melbourne Magic in 1992.|
|Singapore Slingers||2006–2008||Acquired the licence from the Hunter Pirates, becoming the first Asian team to enter the NBL.
They chose to withdraw form the competition due to international flight costs to Australia and New Zealand.
|South Dragons||2006–2009||Took up the vacant licence after the demise of Victoria Giants. South Dragons were champions in 2008/2009 but elected to not enter a team in season 2009/10, citing dissatisfaction with the management of the league. It was not allowed to compete in the league afterwards.|
|South East Melbourne Magic||1992–1998||Formed from a merger between the Eastside Melbourne Spectres and the Southern Melbourne Saints. Merged with North Melbourne Giants to form the Victoria Titans for the seasons, 1998–2002.|
|St Kilda Saints / Westside Melbourne Saints /
Southern Melbourne Saints
|1979–1991||Became the Westside Melbourne Saints in 1987. Became the Southern Melbourne Saints in 1991. Merged with the Eastside Melbourne Spectres to form the South East Melbourne Magic in 1992.|
|Townsville Suns / Townsville Crocodiles||1993–2016|
|Victoria Titans / Victoria Giants||1998–2004||Formed from a merger between the South East Melbourne Magic and the North Melbourne Giants. Became the Victoria Giants for the seasons, 2002–2004 after the Titans went into financial administration.|
|West Adelaide Bearcats||1979–1984||Left the NBL following the 1984 season and merged with the Adelaide 36ers.|
|West Sydney Razorbacks / Sydney Spirit||1998–2008||Became the Sydney Spirit in 2007/08.|
|West Torrens Eagles / Forestville Eagles||1980–1981||Became the Forestville Eagles in 1981. Left the NBL in 1982 and formed the basis of the Adelaide City Eagles.|
Defunct teams by relations
|Bankstown Bruins||West Sydney Westars||Sydney Kings|
|City of Sydney Astronauts||Sydney Supersonics|
|West Sydney Razorbacks||Sydney Spirit|
|Coburg Giants||North Melbourne Giants||Victoria Titans||Victoria Giants|
|St Kilda Saints||Westside Melbourne Saints||Southern Melbourne Saints||South East Melbourne Magic|
|Nunawading Spectres||Eastside Melbourne Spectres|