Opals superstar Liz Cambage will debut for the Southside Flyers against her former club Melbourne Boomers when the condensed WNBL competition opens in Far North Queensland next month.
The teams will meet in Townsville, with the competition featuring 60 games in 39 days.
That means teams can play as often as four times within five days, at venues including Townsville, Cairns and Mackay, before the grand final on December 20.
Adelaide Lightning and the Canberra Capitals meet in Mackay in the opening match on November 11.
The WNBL announced earlier this month it had secured a deal with the Queensland government to base all eight teams in a hub to ensure the season went ahead in light of COVID-19.
Cambage cut short her contract with the Las Vegas Aces after being given a medical exemption due to the pandemic which is rampant in the United States.
Ezi Magbegor is also back in Australia, suiting up with the Boomers again following her recent WNBA championship win with the Seattle Storm.
Head of Australian women's basketball Lauren Jackson said it would be a challenging season, physically and mentally.
"It's a challenging fixture that will test the depth of each team's roster as they rotate through Mackay, Townsville and Cairns," Jackson said.
BA boss Jerril Rechter thanked the Queensland government, who also hosted the bulk of the AFL season as well as the Melbourne Storm in the NRL.
She said players, coaches and staff were making huge sacrifices to ensure the season went ahead.
"It's important to acknowledge the significant sacrifices being made by the players, coaches, officials and club staff to deliver this unique season," Rechter said.
"Everyone is giving up a lot to ensure the season goes ahead in what is a pivotal period for Australian women's basketball as we head into the Tokyo Olympics and 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Sydney."
Australian Associated Press