Volleyball is one of the most widely played sports around the world and Volleyball Queensland is committed to providing opportunities for inclusive participation in the sport regardless of age, background, ability or experience. With the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics around the corner, reducing barriers to participation in volleyball is a key priority of Volleyball Queensland’s 2025 Strategic Plan, and the expansion of local ParaVolley programs has been identified as a focus over the next decade and beyond.

ParaVolley is used to refer to two specific disciplines:

Sitting Volleyball
  • Modified version of able-bodied indoor volleyball.
  • One buttock must remain in contact with the court/ground at all times during play.
  • Played on a smaller court and lower net.
  • Can be played by anyone, but there are classification requirements at the representative level.
  • International Rulebook – Sitting Volleyball
Standing Beach Volleyball

Sitting volleyball has been estimated to have approximately 15,000 athletes in 80 countries playing worldwide, with the sport featuring in the Paralympics since 1980 for men, and 2004 for women. Standing beach volleyball is growing in popularity with a push to have it included in the 2028 Los Angeles and 2032 Brisbane Paralympics.

Upcoming Opportunities

Upcoming opportunities to be confirmed.


Thanks to funding from the Queensland State Government, Volleyball Queensland has recently acquired two Acromat Free Standing Sitting Volleyball Net Systems. These systems are designed to be used in indoor environments, and come with a net and padding. Please get in touch with Jason (education@vq.org.au) if your organisation/club/school is interested in accessing these systems.

Further Information and Resources
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