How to watch Netball World Cup 2023: live stream England vs Australia final free online today

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Watch a Netball World Cup 2023 live stream

Looking for a free Netball World Cup live stream? Every game - including today's England vs Australia final – is live and free on BBC iPlayer in the UK. Use a VPN to watch iPlayer from overseas when traveling abroad.

SBS on Demand in Australia, SABC in South Africa, and CBC Gem in Canada are also offering some free Netball World Cup coverage, although not as much as the BBC. Full details on how to watch a 2023 Netball World Cup live stream and the next 2023 Netball World Cup fixtures just below.

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Dates: Friday, July 28 - Sunday, August 6
FREE live stream: BBC iPlayer (UK) | SBS on Demand (AUS) | SABC (SA) | CBC Gem (CA)
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Netball World Cup 2023 preview

England face Australia in their first ever Netball World Cup final today at 5pm BST after notching up an historic 46-40 victory over defending champions New Zealand in yesterday's semi-final. Can England beat 11-time Netball World Cup champions Australia, as they did to top their group last week, once again and become the 2023 Netball World Cup champions. 

Good news for those in the UK: today's final will be aired live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. 

The Roses beat the Diamonds 56-55 in Thursday's thriller – only the second time England have beaten Australia since their Commonwealth Games win in 2018. Meanwhile, Australia beat Jamaica in their semi-final to set up a stunning showdown. That said, it looks like the Aussies' grip on the game may be loosening.

Of course, they remain this Netball World Cup's No.1-ranked team, but form dictates that the gap – and England's shock victory – is much tighter than it usually is. The hosts always bring the noise in front of their home fans, and after their fourth-place finish at the last World Cup, at which they got the better of the Sunshine Girls, don't rule out a deep run for the SPAR Proteas.

The bronze medal game and the huge Eng vs Aus final is coming up today, so read on as we explain how to watch a FREE 2023 Netball World Cup live stream from anywhere with a VPN. We've also listed the Netball World Cup groups at the bottom of this page.

How to watch a FREE Netball World Cup live stream

One of the best things about the Netball World Cup is that much of it is free to watch in various countries around the world. For example:

UK - BBC iPlayer (all matches live from Monday 31st July onward, up to and including the final)

Australia - SBS on Demand (semi-finals and final)

Canada - CBC Gem (semi-finals and final) 

South Africa - SABC (opening game, one selected match on days South Africa do not play, all South Africa matches, semi-finals and final). 

If you're from any of those countries but you're abroad right now, don't worry about missing out on that free coverage - all you need to do is download a VPN to watch a free Netball World Cup live stream and re-connect to your home streaming coverage.

Next Netball World Cup games

Tuesday, August 1

  • Fiji vs England – 7pm BST / 2pm ET

Wednesday, August 2

  • Zimbabwe v Singapore – 8am BST / 3am ET
  • Wales v Uganda – 10am BST / 5am ET
  • Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago – 3pm BST / 10am ET
  • South Africa v New Zealand – 5pm BST / 12pm ET
  • Sri Lanka v Barbados – 7pm BST / 2pm ET

How to watch Netball World Cup 2023 from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Netball World Cup live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

Use a VPN to watch Netball World Cup 2023 from anywhere:


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How to use a VPN to watch Netball World Cup 2023

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for BBC iPLayer.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - BBC iPlayer for Brits abroad.

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How to watch Netball World Cup 2023: live stream for FREE

BBC iPlayer

Fans in the UK can watch almost the entirety of the Netball World Cup for FREE, with every game from the second group stage (31st July) onwards being shown across the BBC TV channels, Red Button and BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is free to use (with a valid TV licence) and works across a wide range of devices including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks.

Away from the UK right now? No worries:

Use ExpressVPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad.

If you're desperate not to miss a moment of the action, Sky Sports is providing comprehensive coverage of the Netball World Cup from the get-go. 

If you want to sign up for Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked into a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £9.99 per day.

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How to watch Netball World Cup for free in South Africa


In South Africa, select matches are being shown for free on SABC. These include every SPAR Proteas game, one game on each day South Africa don't play, the semi-finals, final, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

SuperSport, meanwhile, is providing wall-to-wall coverage of the tournament. If you're not going to be able to watch on your TV, you can also tune in via the network's streaming service for PC and Mac, as well as via SuperSport's dedicated app.

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How to watch Netball World Cup 2023: live stream for FREE in Australia


The semi-finals and final of the 2023 Netball World Cup are being shown for free on SBS Viceland in Australia. You can live stream the coverage on the free-to-use SBS On Demand platform.

If that's not enough to scratch your netball itch, every game of the tournament is being shown on both Fox Sports and Kayo Sports.

You'll need to have a paid subscription to watch on Fox Sports or via a Foxtel subscription, and a much less expensive option is the terrific sports streaming service Kayo Sports, which is ideal for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.

Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 7-day trial.

It also gives you access to over 50 other sports including cricket, NRL, NHL, NBA, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

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How to watch Netball World Cup: live stream for FREE in Canada


In Canada, the Netball World Cup semi-finals and final are being shown on CBC Sports.

These games will also be streamed live and for free on CBC Gem. You can pay $4.99 per month for ad-free access to CBC Gem's on-demand library, but if you don't mind sitting through commercials you don't need to pay a thing.

If you're unable to tune in due to geo-blocking restrictions, a VPN is all you need to watch the action as you would at home.

Hardcore netball fans may want to consider signing up for NetballPass, which costs £15 (around CA$26), and provides live coverage of every game of the tournament, plus the opening and closing ceremonies.

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How to watch Netball World Cup 2023: live stream in the US without cable


Fans in the US need to sign up to NetballPass in order to watch the 2023 Netball World Cup unfold.

A subscription costs £15 (around $20), and will provide access to every game of the tournament, plus the opening and closing ceremonies. 

If you subscribe to any US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined above - of the many options, we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

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How to watch 2023 Netball World Cup in New Zealand


The 2023 Netball World Cup is split between Sky Sport and Amazon Prime Video in New Zealand.

Every Silver Ferns match, plus the semi-finals, final, bronze medal match, opening ceremony and opening match, are available to live stream via Prime Video, which costs NZ$8 per month. A subscription will get you access to Amazon's library of TV shows and films, as well as unlimited one-day delivery on Amazon orders from the UK, and can be cancelled at any time.

New users can sign up for a FREE 7-day Amazon Prime trial with full access to live sports coverage and free one-day delivery during that time.

Comprehensive Netball World Cup coverage, however, is being provided by Sky Sport. Subscribers can live stream all of the action on the Sky Go service.

Cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a pass costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day FREE trial.

2023 Netball World Cup groups

Stage Two Pools

Group F

Group G
New Zealand
South Africa
Trinidad and Tobago

When is the final of the 2023 Netball World Cup?

The final of the 2023 Netball World Cup will take place on Sunday August 6, 2023, in Cape Town. The start time is TBC.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.