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Northern NSW - Regular Season:

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Format:

11 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 20 games each, over 22 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. total away goals scored.



Qualification for the Final Stages:

1-4 place: qualify for the Final Stages



Relegation to the league:

no relegation to the league



Promotion from the league:

no promotion from the league



Relegation from the league:

no relegation from the league



Promotion to the league:

no promotion to the league





Northern NSW - Final Stages:

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Format:

4 teams from the Regular Season contest the Northern NSW League One champion in a knockout format.



Semi-finals:

Teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

1st vs 4th;

2nd vs 3rd.

Winners are decided over two legs.

The higher placed teams from the Regular Season host the second legs.



Tie-breakers for the Final knockout matches over two legs:

1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. away goals, 3. extra time, 4. penalties.



Grand Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming Northern NSW League One champion.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The match is played at a neutral venue.





South Australia - Regular Season:

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Format:

12 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 22 games each, over 22 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. play-off (only for deciding play-off participation or relegation); 5. draw.



Relegation to the league:

2 teams from National Premier Leagues - South Australia



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to National Premier Leagues - South Australia



Qualification for South Australia - Final Stages:

1-6 place: qualify for South Australia - Final Stages



Relegation from the league:

11-12 place: relegated to State League Two



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from State League Two





South Australia - Final Stages:

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Format:

6 teams from the Regular Season contest the State Leagues - South Australia champion in a knockout format.



Elimination Finals:

Teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

3rd vs 6th (match 1);

4th vs 5th (match 2).

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed teams from the Regular Season are hosts.

Winners qualify for the Qualifying Final.



Qualifying Final:

Teams are paired as follows:

winner match 1 vs winner match 2.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed team from the Regular Season is host.

Winner qualifies for the Preliminary Final.



Semi-final:

Teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

1st vs 2nd.

Winner is decided over two legs.

The higher placed team from the Regular Season hosts the second leg.

Winner qualifies for the Grand Final.

Loser enters the Preliminary Final.



Tie-breakers for the Final knockout matches over two legs:

1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. away goals, 3. extra time, 4. penalties.



Preliminary Final:

Teams are paired as follows:

winner Qualifying Final vs loser Semi-final.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed team from the Regular Season is host.

Winner qualifies for the Grand Final.



Grand Final:

Teams are paired as follows:

winner Semi-final vs winner Preliminary Final.

The winner becomes the State Leagues - South Australian champion.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The match is played at a neutral venue.



Promotion from the league:

champion: promoted to National Premier Leagues - South Australia





Victoria - Regular Season:

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Format:

20 teams, distributed into 2 groups of 10 teams each (groups East and West).

Each team plays all the teams from its own group twice - home and away; and teams from the other group once - for a total of 28 games each, over 28 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. away goals in hth matches; 8. play-off or draw (only for determining promotion and relegation, and exact tie-breaker to be decided by the Victoria federation).



Relegation to the league:

2 teams from National Premier Leagues - Victoria

1 more team from National Premier Leagues - Victoria possible to relegate through Play-offs 2/3



Promotion from the league:

1 place of each group: promoted to National Premier Leagues - Victoria

2 place of each group: enter Promotion Play-off



Relegation from the league:

10 place of ach group: relegated to Victoria State League Division One



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from Victoria State League Division One





Promotion Play-off:

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Format:

2 teams from the Regular Season contest the 1 place in Play-offs 2/3 in a knockout format.



Final:

The two teams meet each other with the winner becoming Promotion Play-off winner.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The match is played at a neutral venue.



Qualification for Play-offs 2/3:

winner: enters Play-offs 2/3 with one National Premier Leagues - Victoria team for 1 place in National Premier Leagues - Victoria





New South Wales - Regular Season:

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Format:

14 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 26 games each, over 26 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. play-off (only for deciding play-off participation or relegation); 5. draw.



Qualification for New South Wales - Final Stages:

1-6 place: qualify for New South Wales - Final Stages



Relegation from the league:

14 place: relegated to New South Wales NPL Three



Promotion to the league:

1 team from New South Wales NPL Three





New South Wales - Final Stages:

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Format:

6 teams from the Regular Season contest the State Leagues - New South Wales champion in a knockout format.



Elimination Finals:

Teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

3rd vs 6th;

4th vs 5th.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed teams from the Regular Season are hosts.



Semi-finals:

Teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

1st vs worst placed;

2nd vs third best placed.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed teams from the Regular Season are hosts.



Grand Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming State Leagues - New South Wales champion.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The match is played at a neutral venue.



Relegation to the league:

1 team from National Premier Leagues - New South Wales



Promotion from the league:

champion: promoted to National Premier Leagues - New South Wales