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Saison


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