When the NPL returns in your state #FootballReturns

As restrictions ease in some parts of Australia, National Premier Leagues have or are about to resume in states around the country. 

We've compiled all the dates you need to know below:

*All information updated as of Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Australian Capital Territory

The return dates of competitions are subject to the easing of restrictions by the ACT Government.

However, the competitions scheduled to start on 18 July 2020 include the National Premier Leagues for women and girls (NPLW), National Premier Leagues for men (NPL1 and NPL2), National Premier Leagues for boys (NPLY), Senior Leagues, Junior Leagues and MiniRoos U10 and U11 age grades.

New South Wales

Football NSW on Wednesday announced that all senior National Premier Leagues NSW Competitions will recommence in a revised format from late-July/early August and conclude in October.

Northern NSW

The 2020 National Premier Leagues NNSW competition, which was days away from starting before the suspension of football, will begin with five fixtures on 12 July.

This includes a blockbuster grand final rematch between Champions Edgeworth Eagles FC and Premiers Maitland FC at Jack McLaughlin Oval.

The Herald Women’s Premier League, which was halted after two incomplete rounds, will resume with four fixtures on 12 July including top of the table Adamstown Rosebud hosting second-placed Merewether United at Adamstown No.1 Oval.



With six rounds already completed in 2020, the NPL Men’s regular season will recommence from Friday, 24 July.

First Grade NPL Women’s teams will play a further 18 rounds to complete a full home and away regular season in 2020, recommencing from Friday, 24 July and running until Sunday, November 15.

South Australia

The WNPLSA 2020 season resumed last Friday, with the men's competition set to resume on Friday July 3. You can live stream them via Facebook or YouTube


Football Tasmania confirmed the re-start of all senior football competitions across the state. The new season will begin with Round of 16 fixtures for the Women’s Statewide Cup, Lakoseljac Cup and Under 20 Cup to be played on the weekend of 11 July.

The National Premier Leagues (NPL) Tasmania and Women’s Super League (WSL) will then start the following week on 18 July, along with the Northern and Southern Championships.

Western Australia

Both the men's and women's competitions will resume on Friday, 3 July. You can live stream them via Facebook or YouTube


Due to the lockdown in some postcodes in Melbourne, Football Victoria is considering its position regarding the resumption of competitions, some of which were due to commence this coming weekend.