The Australia Cup (formerly known as the FFA Cup) is a national knockout competition that includes teams from Community 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 ACT, Queensland, NSW, Northern NSW, Northern Territory, Victoria, 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 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.


The Preliminary Rounds of the Australia Cup conducted by Capital Football is also known as the Men’s Federation Cup. The winner of the Australia Cup Preliminary Rounds / Men’s Federation Cup will qualify for the Australia Cup Round of 32.

All NPL Men’s and CPL Men’s Clubs are required to register and participate in the Preliminary Rounds, while all State League Men’s Clubs are invited to participate in the 2023 competition.


Team Entries into the Australia Cup 2023 Capital Football Preliminary Rounds are as follows:

CPL and Senior League NPL
ANUFC Canberra Croatia FC
Belconnen United FC Canberra Olympic FC
Belnorth FC Gungahlin United FC
Brindabella Blues FC Monaro Panthers FC
Burns FC O’Connor Knights FC
Canberra Juventus Tigers FC
Canberra White Eagles FC Tuggeranong United FC
Queanbeyan City FC West Canberra Wanderers FC
UC Stars
Weston Molonglo FC
Wagga City Wanderers
Woden Valley
Yarabi FC
Yoogali SC

Match Dates

Round 3
25-26 February / 4-5 March

Round 4
15-22 March

Round 5 (Quarter Finals)
11-13 April / 18-20 April

Round 6 (Semi-Finals)
9-11 May

Round 7 (Final)
Saturday 3 June 2022

For each round, all matches will be scheduled on one of the scheduled match dates listed above, based on venue availability and the Team’s regular competition matches. For matches to be scheduled on a different day, both Team’s would need to agree to this change, and it would also need to be approved by Capital Football. 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 Capital Football approves this scheduling.

Any Club drawn as the Home Team that is not able to secure an adequate venue, will be allocated a venue by Capital Football.

Any Club drawn as the Home Team that is not able to secure an adequate venue, will be allocated a venue by Capital Football.


The Club Registration Fee to participate in the Australia Cup 2022 Capital Football Preliminary Rounds is as follows:

NPL Men’s & CPL Men’s Clubs = $825.00 (exc. GST)
CPL Clubs = $550.00 (exc. GST)
Grassroots Men’s Clubs (SLM, CLM, MLM) = $330.00 (exc. GST)


Should you have any questions or queries, please email our Competitions Coordinators Akshay Shah, Nic Martiniello or James White, or contact them via phone: 02 6260 4000 

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