Australia Cup 2024 Preliminary Rounds Near Completion

The Australia Cup 2024 Preliminary Rounds are nearing completion, with all but three of the 32 teams contesting the Final Rounds now confirmed.


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In 2024, 758 clubs from all divisions of football across Australia – grassroots, amateur, and professional levels – have or will participate in the Australia Cup, making it Australia’s largest national knockout football competition.

In all, 29 teams have booked their place in the Final Rounds with only one Member Federation fixture remaining with Oakleigh Cannons FC and Avondale FC (Football Victoria) battling it out at the Home of the Matildas in Melbourne on Tuesday, 18 June.

The two remaining places for the Round of 32 will be decided via the Australia Cup 2024 Final Rounds Playoffs, which will again be held in Darwin, featuring the four clubs that finished 9th to 12th in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men 2023/24 Regular Season.

Brisbane Roar FC (9th) will face Perth Glory FC (12th) on Tuesday, 23 July, before Newcastle Jets FC (10th) go up against Western United FC (11th) on Wednesday, 24 July at Darwin Football Stadium at Larrakia Park.

The Australia Cup 2024 Round of 32 Live Draw will be conducted on Wednesday, 19 June 2024 at 7.00pm AEST and broadcast LIVE on 10 Play plus streamed via the official Australia Cup Facebook and Football Australia YouTube accounts.

Australia Cup 2024 Round of 32 Live Draw

Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Time: 7:00pm AEST

How to watch: LIVE on 10 Play, Australia Cup Facebook and Football Australia YouTube

How to follow: Follow Australia Cup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

How to interact: #MagicOfTheCup

Final 32 Teams

The teams who have so far qualified for the Round of 32, along with those competing for the final three places are listed below:

Isuzu UTE A-League Men
Adelaide United FCMelbourne Victory FC
Central Coast Mariners FCSydney FC
Macarthur Bulls FCWellington Phoenix FC
Melbourne City FCWestern Sydney Wanderers FC
Brisbane Roar FC/Perth Glory FCNewcastle Jets FC/Western United FC
Capital Football
O’Connor Knights SC
Football New South Wales
APIA Leichhardt FCBlacktown City FC
Rockdale Ilinden FCNWS Spirit FC
Northern New South Wales Football
Edgeworth Eagles FCLambton Jaffas FC
Football Northern Territory
Darwin Hearts FC
Football Queensland
Brisbane City FCLions FC
Moreton City Excelsior FCOlympic FC
Football South Australia
Modbury Jets SCCampbelltown City SC
Football Tasmania
Glenorchy Knights FC
Football Victoria
Heidelberg United FCHume City FC
FC Melbourne SrbijaSouth Melbourne FC
Oakleigh Cannons FC/Avondale FC
Football West
RedStar FCOlympic Kingsway SC

Australia Cup 2024 Final Rounds Draw Principles

The Australia Cup 2024 Final Rounds Draw Principles are designed to provide the guidelines for the 2024 Competition Draw process.

  • Australia Cup 2024 Final Rounds matches will be decided via a live draw on a date and time confirmed by Football Australia.
  • Each Australia Cup 2024 Final Rounds entrant will be placed in the ball pot.
  • In accordance with the Competition Regulations for Australia Cup Final Rounds matches other than the Australia Cup Final, the Home Club for each Australia Cup match will be determined as follows:
    • Where Australia Cup matches involve only Member Federation Clubs, the first drawn Club will be the Home Club;
    • Where Australia Cup matches involve a Member Federation Club and an Isuzu UTE A-League Men Club, the Member Federation Club will be Home Club; and
    • Where Australia Cup Matches involve only Isuzu UTE A-League Men Clubs, the first drawn Club will be the Home Club.
  • In all instances, Wellington Phoenix FC will be deemed the Away Club, irrespective of whether it is the first drawn Club.

Round of 32:

  • The Australia Cup 2024 Round of 32 will be played over two (2) weeks from late July to mid-August.
  • Football Australia will place thirty-two (32) balls containing the names of the qualified Clubs into the one (1) pot, in an open draw.
  • Balls will be drawn out one at a time, revealing sixteen (16) matches, until all balls have been drawn from the pot.

Round of 16, Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals:

  • For the Round of 16 the balls containing the names of all participating Clubs will be placed in one (1) pot. The balls will be drawn, opened, and revealed one at a time, until all balls have been drawn.
  • The Quarter Finals and Semi Finals Draw will be conducted immediately following the Round of 16 Draw. Balls will contain a match number instead of participating Club names. The balls will be drawn, opened and revealed one at a time, until all balls have been drawn.
  • This format creates a tournament bracket for the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals, with the winners of the Round of 16 knowing who they are likely to face in the next stage of the competition.
  • Home teams in the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals will be determined using the same principles as above via draw order, or in the event of a Member Federation Club facing an Isuzu UTE A-League Men Club.

Cup Final:

  • The selection of the Host Venue for the Australia Cup 2024 Final will be determined by Football Australia and announced following the Semi Finals.
  • The Australia Cup 2024 winner will gain direct entry into the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Two for the 2025-2026 season.

Australia Cup 2024 Final Rounds Match Schedule Summary

The Australia Cup 2024 Final Rounds matches will be scheduled across the dates shown in the table below, with fixtures subject to match pairings, respective NPL fixtures and ground availability.

Round of 32*Round of 16*Quarter Finals**Semi Finals**Final
16 matches, 2 weeks8 matches, 2 weeks4 matches, 1 week2 matches, 1 week1 match
Tuesday, 30 July – Sunday, 11 AugustSaturday, 24 – Wednesday, 28 AugustWednesday, 11 – Sunday, 15 SeptemberSaturday, 21 – Sunday, 22 SeptemberSat 5 October

*Dates are subject to change based upon fixtures and ground availability

**Exact Quarter Finals and Semi Finals match days to be confirmed

All Australia Cup 2024 Final Rounds matches will be streamed LIVE and FREE on 10 Play, with thanks to the Football Australia’s Broadcast Partner, 10 Paramount.

Australia Cup 2024 Playoffs Match Schedule

Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Brisbane Roar FC vs Perth Glory FC

Kick-off: 7.00pm local / 7.30pm AEST

Venue: Darwin Football Stadium at Larrakia Park

Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Newcastle Jets FC vs Western United FC

Kick-off: 7.00pm local / 7.30pm AEST

Venue: Darwin Football Stadium at Larrakia Park

Tickets: Via Ticketbo from 3.30pm local / 4.00pm AEST on Tuesday, 28 May.

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