The FFA Cup, run by Football Australia in conjunction with State and Territory Member Federations, is a national knockout tournament.
The FFA Cup provides clubs from around the country, from community level to National Premier Leagues (NPL) clubs, with the opportunity to come up against teams from other leagues and even be represented on the national stage if they progress to the Round of 32.
The competition begins with the Preliminary Rounds, before the Final Rounds (from Round of 32 onwards) are held, with 12 A-League teams joining the tournament at this stage.
In 2021, Queensland has been allocated four spots in the the FFA Cup Round of 32 within two qualification regions:
- South East Queensland (including Sunshine Coast Football, Football Queensland South West, Football Brisbane and Football Gold Coast)
- Central & Northern Queensland (including Football Wide Bay, Central Queensland Football, Mackay Regional Football Zone, North Queensland Football, North West Queensland Football and Far North Queensland Football)
The South East Queensland qualification region will compete for three (3) qualification spots and the Central & Northern Queensland qualification region will compete for one (1) spot.