About Us

The Darwin Volleyball Association, known to its members as DVA is Darwin’s home for  hard-court and beach volleyball competitions!

DVA is run by an enthusiastic and committed volunteer team that brings competitive and well organised events to the volleyball community throughout the year. DVA is a not-for-profit organisation that is governed by the DVA Constitution August 2011 and competitors are required to abide by local rules as outlined in the DVA By Laws July 2015.

DVA competition organisers all hold 1st aid certificates, Working With Childrens (Ochre) cards and all events are covered under our Volleyball Australia affiliate insurance.

We have been a registered provider and have accepted NT School Sports Vouchers since 2017.

Classic Hardcourt Competition – MARRARA

Our classic hardcourt competition is held at the Marrara Indoor Stadium. It features a well designed air-conditioned indoor stadium with ample space for spectators to cheer on competitors. Two seasons of competitions are run throughout the year as below:

  • Monday mixed comp
  • Wednesday Womens, Mens or mixed comp
  • Thursday mixed social comp


Beach Volleyball Competition – MINDIL

Darwin’s premier Beach Volleyball Competition is held on particular Sunday’s throughout the dry season that are carefully coordinated with cooperative tides and the famous Mindil Beach Markets. Visitors and local spectators attend this event to cheer on Darwin’s top competitors with the sand, sun and sweat.

Hardcourt Juniors – MARRARA

DVA currently operates training for Juniors. Training is conducted on most Wednesdays through the competition season.

When:     Wednesday nights
                6.00pm – 6.45pm for juniors up to and including Year 7
                6.50pm – 7.35pm for juniors Year 8 to Year 12
Where:    Marrara Indoor Stadium
Cost:       $5 per junior per session.
               School Sport Vouchers accepted

DVA supports Volleyball NT and local schools in training and sending juniors (15-18yo’s) to Australian Volleyball Schools Cup, originally held in Melbourne, and now hosted on the Gold Coast. Any juniors interested are encouraged to email DVA to find out current training / participation information.

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  2. Hi, I am Suzy. I am really interested in playing volleyball. I saw the competition at mindil beach this morning. Is it possible to join with you?

  3. Hi Suzy! Thanks for contacting us! Darwin Volleyball Association run Hardcourt Mens and Hardcourt Womens competitions on Wednesday night at Marrara, Mixed Hardcourt Volleyball on a Thursday night at Marrara and beach competitions once every 3-4 weeks at Mindil Beach through the Dry Season. What volleyball interests you so I can provide further information etc. Have you played before or you’re wishing to start?


  4. I played volleyball when I studied in the university. And I stay in Darwin because of my work, I am a traveler with working holiday visa. Is it still possible to join u sometimes? How about today?

  5. Hi DVA, just a quick question, do you have any other grades between A and social?

    Regards Troy

  6. Hi! I’m brady! I just arrived at darwin from Philippines with no friends at all hehe. I was wondering if this competition is still active. Is it possible for me to join. I’m 20 yrs old and I like hardcourt game the most. What’s your schedule and where is it held? Are there any fees?

    With regards! Brady!

  7. Hi maria, absolutely. We have a number of junior teams playing in our comps. If you are not quite comp-ready, we have also just announced weekly trainings for teenagers. Are you on facebook? Please check out our page- we do most of our advertising there. We start back again mid feb.

  8. Hi I was wondering if there were any teams in Darwin that I could join, I’m a self taught player and is really interested in playing volleyball. If there are I’m 13 turning 14 this year

  9. Hi chanthana, thanks for your message. Have you checked outniur Facebook page? Webare starting casual training for juniors the 3rd week in february. Its a good chance to come down and meet some other young players. We would love to meet you and check out your skill level before we introduce you to a team – primarily as we dont have a seperate junior comp. All our teams play against each other, and young or new players often really benefit from a few weeks of training first to build confidence and skill before starting in the comp. The trainings we are running are on Wednesdays, but we would actually recommend the Thursday comp for new juniors. Thu comp players we expect a higher level of sportsmanship, so more senior teams will be more gentle with new and young teams. The wed comp is a lot more hard hitting!
    Check out our Facebook for info about the trainings and comp start dates etc.
    Fb – Darwin Volleyball Association


  10. Hi,
    I like to register my son(11 years old) to do junior volleyball
    Can you please help me how and where can I do the registration.
    Thank you.

  11. Hi ! I’m moving to Darwin in a month or so. I’m 19 & would like to play volleyball. Although I’m not very experienced I’ve only ever played volleyball in high school.

  12. Hi ! I’m moving to Darwin in a month or so. I’m 19 & would like to play volleyball to get fit. Although I’m not very experienced I’ve only ever played volleyball in high school. Is that okay?

  13. Hello , I was just wondering if it’s any teams available that I can join either on Wednesdays or Thursdays night. Also what time is the games and how much ?

    Thank you very much
    Priscilla Cervantes

  14. Hi,
    I was just wondering to play in juniors hardcourt volleyball competition.
    Im 17y/o turning 18 next year.

  15. Hi, I’ve recently moved up to Victoria and I’m wondering when your seasons run? I’d love to get involved.

  16. Hi Brad, thanks for your message. Our 2021 season will kick off around mid Feb, a week or two after school goes back. We will post updates on our Facebook page, so please keep an eye out there. We normally start the season with a come and try / social night so new players can come and meet some people and we can see about connecting players and teams or creating new teams etc. Season 1 will run until the end of June. Season 2 will likely start in Aug, through till late Nob or early Dec.

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  17. Hey i’ve played 2nd season and i’m wondering if its possible to mix adults n juniors?

  18. Hey, I’m completely new to volleyball but I really want to play. How would I join you guys?

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