Australia Cup 2023 Round of 16 Draw confirmed

The Australia Cup 2023 Round of 16 Draw took place on Monday evening live on 10 Football’s exclusive coverage of the Cup, following the completion of the Round of 32 which saw the first Cupset of the year.

South Australian NPL1 outfit, Campbelltown City SC stunned the 2022 Australia Cup winners Macarthur FC, 2-1, advancing into the Round of 16 for the first time in their history. A total of eight enthralling matches are set to decide the fortune of teams advancing to the quarter final stage of the nationwide tournament.

The draw – undertaken by three-time Australia Cup winner, David Carney – has delivered some intriguing matchups, including two A-League Men clashes and a tantalising Sydney derby.

After qualifying for the Round of 16 for the first time in their history, Mount Druitt Town Rangers FC (Football NSW) will square up against Heidelberg United FC (Football VIC) in Sydney, while the Melbourne Knights FC (Football VIC) will host Campbelltown City SC, who will be brimming with confidence following their thrilling Round of 32 victory.

An all-Sydney affair will light up the Round of 16 as A-League Men side and 2017 Australia Cup winners, Sydney FC play away to APIA Leichhardt FC (Football NSW), and Adelaide-based MetroStars SC (Football SA) take on Inter Lions FC (Football NSW) in their debut Australia Cup Final Rounds appearance.

Two A-League Men sides are guaranteed to depart the tournament in the Round of 16 as Melbourne City FC welcome Wellington Phoenix FC for a third-straight season, and Western Sydney Wanderers FC will host the most successful team in the history of the Cup, Adelaide United FC.

Member Federation sides Sydney United 58 FC (Football NSW) and Gold Coast Knights FC (Football QLD) will have their sights set on a Cupset as they take on A-League Men sides the Brisbane Roar FC and Western United FC respectively.

After whittling 775 clubs from around Australia down to just 32 as the final rounds commenced, matches in six state and territories across the past two weeks dazzled local crowds with the remaining 16 clubs now having the quarter-finals within reach.

The Australia Cup 2023 Round of 16 will be played over two (2) weeks in late August with the match schedule to be confirmed and announced on Friday 18 August following consultation with qualified clubs around venue availability.

Australia Cup 2023 Round of 16 Fixtures (listed as they were officially drawn):

Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC (Football NSW) v Heidelberg United FC (Football VIC)

Melbourne Knights FC (Football VIC) v Campbelltown City SC (Football SA)

Metrostars SC (Football SA) v Inter Lions FC (Football NSW)

Sydney FC v APIA Leichhardt FC (Football NSW) (APIA Leichhardt to host)

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Adelaide United FC

Sydney United 58 FC (Football NSW) v Brisbane Roar FC

Gold Coast Knights FC (Football QLD) v Western United FC

Melbourne City FC v Wellington Phoenix FC

Australia Cup 2023 Round of 16, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final
Match Schedule Summary

Round of 16Quarter Finals*Semi Finals*Final
8 matches, 2 weeks4 matches, 1 week2 matches, 1 week1 match
Sat 26 AugustWed 13 SeptemberSat 23 SeptemberSat 7 October
Sun 27 AugustSat 16 SeptemberSun 24 September 
Tues 29 AugustSun 17 SeptemberWed 27 September 
Wed 30 August   

*Exact Round of 16, Quarter Finals and Semi Finals match days to be confirmed

All Australia Cup 2023 Final Rounds matches will be streamed LIVE and FREE on 10 Play, with thanks to the Football Australia’s Broadcast Partner, Paramount ANZ.