- 3-4 back to back matches played on Sundays and Mondays.
- Matches scheduled at 9:15PM, 9:45PM, 10:15PM and and 10:45PM AEST.
- Top 4 teams in each group qualify for the finals series.
- 16-team single elimination bracket.
- Two-legged aggregate. If scores are tied after two games, a third game will be played using Golden Goal rules. Extra time and penalties will come into play in the third game if no goal is scored in regular time. There is no away goals rule.