Bowlers’ Arms

Approved bowlers arms

A bowlers arm is designed to assist a bowler who cannot continue to bowl without the aid of the artificial device and can be used in any competition within Australia.

Typically they are used where a person has hip/knee complaints which restrict their ability to bend down to deliver the bowl correctly.

There are currently three types of bowlers arms approved for use in Australia.  They are known as ‘The Bowling Arm’, the ‘Bionic Bowler Arm’ and the ‘DHB arm’.  Each device is manufactured in several lengths and some include varying release mechanisms.

An affiliated member must gain approval to use an artificial device (bowlers arm) which can be completed by contacting your state/territory association.

A medical certificate stating that the affiliated member requires the bowler’s arm to continue to participate in lawn bowls must accompany the approval form.

Once you have lodged your form with your state/territory association you will be provided with a means of identifying your approval status from your state/territory association.  This information will then be forwarded to Bowls Australia to maintain a national register.

The bowling arm category is part of the NMP and only Bowls Australia (BA) licensed manufacturers are able to produce bowling arms for use in pennant and above competition.

You can purchase a bowlers arm through the network of retailers listed below.

Artificial Devices – Wheelchairs and Bowlers Arms

‘The Bowling Arm’
‘The Bionic Bowler Bowlers Arm’

‘The DHB Bowlers Arms – purple – graphite’
‘The DHB Bowlers Arms – black’

‘The DHB Bowlers Arms – purple – fibreglass’
‘The DHB Bowlers Arms – red’

‘Centre off-set button release – right / left’
‘Squeeze or pull release’

‘Squeeze or pull release for a wheelchair’
‘Bowlers Arm’

Bowlers’ Arms licensed manufacturers

The Bowling Arm
12B Nolan St
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Ph: (03) 5443 7133
Fax: 03 54441088
Bee’s Knees Bowls Accessories
Bee’s Knees Bowls Accessories
6 Fairview Crt
Mossiface, VIC 3885
Ph: 0419318303
Dean Winton
106 Oaks Avenue
Shelly Beach, NSW 2261