About the 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.

The Australia Cup is run by Football Federation Australia in conjunction with the State and Territory Member Federations in Queensland, NSW, Northern NSW, Victoria, ACT, Tasmania, South Australia 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 600 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: theffacup.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

Team entries for the 2022 Australia Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds are now open and will close at 12pm on Friday, 18 February 2022.

Note: NPL and Football NSW League Clubs do not need to complete a form

Please click here to enter your team.

Club Registration Fees

All NPL NSW Men’s, Football NSW Men’s League One, Football NSW Men’s League Two and Football NSW Men’s League Three Clubs will be invoiced the applicable Club Registration Fee prior to the commencement of the 2022 Australia Cup 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 2022 Australia Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds.

2022 Resources

Scheduled Match Dates

RoundScheduled Match Dates
Round 2
(dependent on number of entries received)
Saturday, 12 March 2022
Sunday, 13 March 2022
Round 3Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Thursday, 24 March 2022
Round 4Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Thursday, 14 April 2022
Round 5Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Thursday, 28 April 2022
Round 6Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Thursday 12 May 2022
Round 7Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Thursday 26 May 2022

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 Team’s 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.

Match Sequence

Round# of Matches# of TeamsEntry Level
Round 254108104 X Association Teams
Round 3448812 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 4326410 X NPL NSW Men's Teams
10 X Football NSW League OneMen's
44 X Round 3 Winners
Round 5163232 X Round 4 Winners
Round 681616 X Round 5 Winners
Round 7488 X Round 6 Winners

Note: 4 X Round 7 Winners progress through to the 2022 Australia Cup Round of 32


Should you have an enquiries about the 2022 Australia Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds, please email ffacup@footballnsw.com.au.