The Australia Cup is a national knockout competition that includes teams from Association and state level, National Premier Leagues, right through to the A-League.
The Australia Cup is run by Football Australia in conjunction with the State and Territory Member Federations in Queensland, NSW, Northern NSW, Victoria, ACT, Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Each and every cup tie must be decided on the day, with extra time and penalties to decide results of matches drawn after 90 minutes.
Over 700 clubs play in the feeder competitions run by the states and territories. The A-League clubs join the competition in the Round of 32, alongside 22 clubs who have progressed from the ranks of the semi-professional and amateur tiers.
For full information on the Australia Cup, head to the official website: australiacup.com.au
Please note all participants in the Australia Cup are bound by the FA’s Anti-Doping Policy, details of which can be found here.
Team entries for the Australia Cup 2024 NSW Preliminary Rounds are now open and will close at 12pm on Friday, 17 February 2023. – CLOSED
Note: NPL and Football NSW League Clubs do not need to complete a form
Additionally, all clubs must complete Football Australia’s club registration form – Please Click Here
Club Registration Fees
All NPL NSW Men’s, Football NSW Men’s League One and Football NSW Men’s League Two Clubs will be invoiced the applicable Club Registration Fee prior to the commencement of the Australia Cup 2024 NSW Preliminary Rounds.
All Association Senior Men’s Clubs will be required to pay the Club Registration Fee via the Football NSW Payments website (click here), prior to acceptance into the Australia Cup 2024 NSW Preliminary Rounds.
Scheduled Match Dates
|Round||Scheduled Match Dates|
|Round 2 |
(dependent on number of entries received)
|Saturday, 11 March 2023
Sunday, 12 March 2023
|Round 3||Tuesday, 21 March 2023
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Thursday, 23 March 2023
|Round 4||Tuesday, 11 April 2023
Wednesday, 12 April 2023
Thursday, 13 April 2023
|Round 5||Tuesday, 25 April 2023
Wednesday, 26 April 2023
Thursday, 27 April 2023
|Round 6||Tuesday, 9 May 2023
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Thursday 11 May 2023
|Round 7||Tuesday, 23 May 2023
Wednesday 24 May 2023
Thursday 25 May 2023
Please Note: For each round, all matches will be scheduled on one of the scheduled match dates listed , based on venue availability and the team’s regular competition fixtures. For matches to be scheduled on a different day (i.e. a Saturday or Sunday), both teams would need to agree to this change, and it would also need to be approved by Football NSW. Matches must be played either on the scheduled match dates for each Round or prior (if approval provided), unless there are exceptional circumstances (i.e. weather) and Football NSW approves this scheduling.
|Round||# of Matches||# of Teams||Entry Level|
|Round 2||54||108||104 X Association Teams|
|Round 3||44||88||12 X Football NSW League Two Men's
10 X Football NSW League Three Men's
12 X Association Teams
54 X Round 2 Winners
|Round 4||32||64||10 X NPL NSW Men's Teams
10 X Football NSW League OneMen's
44 X Round 3 Winners
|Round 5||16||32||32 X Round 4 Winners|
|Round 6||8||16||16 X Round 5 Winners|
|Round 7||4||8||8 X Round 6 Winners|
Note: 4 X Round 7 Winners progress through to the Australia Cup 2024 Round of 32.
Should you have an enquiries about the Australia Cup, please email firstname.lastname@example.org