Australia Cup

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.

logoThe 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.

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

Team entries for the Australia Cup 2024 NSW Preliminary Rounds is CLOSED

Grassroot clubs that enter for the first time will receive a 50% discount on their club Entry fee.

Entry Closes 12:00 PM Friday 16th February 2024

Note: NPL and Football NSW League Clubs do not need to complete a FNSW Registration form, however, ALL Clubs must complete Football Australia’s Club Registration Form

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, prior to acceptance into the Australia Cup 2024 NSW Preliminary Rounds.

Australia Cup Scheduled Match Dates

RoundScheduled Match Dates
Round 2 (dependent on number of entries received)Saturday, 9 March 2024
Sunday, 10 March 2024
Round 3Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Wednesday, 20 March 2024
Thursday, 21 March 2024
Round 4Tuesday, 9 April 2024
Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Thursday, 11 April 2024
Round 5Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Thursday, 25 April 2024
Round 6Tuesday, 7 May 2024
Wednesday, 8 May 2024
Thursday 9 May 2024
Round 7Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Wednesday 22 May 2024
Thursday 23 May 2024

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.

Australia Cup Match Sequence

Round# of Matches# of TeamsEntry Level
Round 244`88104 X Association Teams
Round 35110215 X Football NSW League One Men's
14 X Football NSW League Two Men's
29 X Association Teams
44 X Round 2 Winners
Round 4326413 X NPL Men's NSW Teams
51 X Round 3 Winners
Round 5163232 X Round 4 Winners
Round 681616 X Round 5 Winners
Round 7488 X Round 6 Winners