Basketball Ballarat and Wendouree Netball Association have finalised structures for the 2020 season.
The indoor competitions will resume play across the Ballarat Sports and Events Centre and Mars Minerdome later this month.
In a statement, Basketball Ballarat announced its season would be a 'lightning premiership' style competition, with a focus on being active.
Juniors will resume play on July 13, while seniors will start back on July 20.
Dates may change depending on state government announcements around COVID-19.
The season has been capped at 10 weeks for juniors and nine weeks for seniors. In junior competitions,each division will consist of 11 teams, while senior competitions will feature 10 teams.
Finals will conclude on September 14.
The association said the format maximises playing opportunities for all teams.
"It keeps our season lengths in line as normal," it read.
Game lengths will remain as normal, with 20-minute halves. However some rules will likely be altered.
In the event that the season is forced to pause from more than two weeks, the current format will be extended until December.
Clubs and players will be briefed on all safety measures and cleaning arrangements.
Meanwhile Wendouree Netball Association will commence its junior competitions on July 22, with seniors following July 26.
Juniors will play a 15-round season, while seniors will play over 14 weeks, plus finals. No games will take place during school holidays.
Senior A-Grade netball has been moved from Monday night to Thursday night, while senior A-Grade basketball will stay on a Monday night.
The return to play strategies were implemented following ongoing consultation with Basketball Victoria, Netball Victoria and the state government.
Basketball Ballarat chief executive Peter Eddy said the competition framework for the coming season had been set to allow for changes to meet any future Basketball Victoria, Netball Victoria or government directions.
He said both associations are working with a skeleton staff and focusing resources primarily on local competitions to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.
"We have had great support from our staff working reduced hours and local club volunteers in trying to provide a return to community sport, and we want future participants and families to respect out initiative and have patience and respect for those changes needed to allow for a safe return to sport," he said.