Teams automatically qualified from last season must retain at least 4 of their rostered players from that season. Teams and rosters from Season 12 are available here.
- Three back to back matches played on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- Matches scheduled at 9:15PM, 9:45PM, and 10:15PM AEST.
- Top 6 teams qualify for the finals series.
- The A-League finals system will be used. (see image below)
- Best of 3 format. Extra time and penalties will be used to decide a winner if regular time ends in a draw.