- 18-minute halves – Running clock,1 minute half time break.
- 1 time out per team per half – the clock will stop for time outs.
- For the last minute of the game, the clock will stop for all whistles if the score difference is 5 points or less.
- Regular rules are in place.
- 2 bonus free throws will be taken on the 8th and further team fouls per half.
- Zone Defence is not permitted in year 7 games as per BNSW By-laws. Players must play a man-to-man defence once they have passed the halfway line.
- In the last minute of the game, when the point margin is 5 points or less, the clock stops for every whistle.
- Mercy rule: implemented at 30 points difference and no longer in effect once margin reduces to 15 points or less.
- Ball: Girls in Year 7 and up = Size 6
Boys in Year 7 = Size 6
Boys in Year 8 and up = Size 7
As a winner is required, in the event of a draw, an extra overtime period of 3 minutes will be played, then the Gold Point rule comes into play, next team to score wins the game. Foul counts will remain as they were at the end of the second half.
- 1 time out in each half. 1 unused time out from the second half may be used in overtime. There are no extra time outs in overtime. Time out regulations as per regular season.
- 1 time out in the first half, 2-time outs in the second half. 1 unused time out from the second half may be used in overtime. There I not extra time outs in overtime. Time out regulations as per regular season.