FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Futsal is the official FIFA and UEFA version of indoor soccer and indeed the only internationally recognised small sided game. The word “Futsal” comes from the Portuguese phrase “futebol de salao” or the Spanish, “futbol de sala” which basically means indoor football. The main feature of the game is the ball which is a size 4 slightly weighted leather ball with restricted bounce. Futsal uses a special low bounce ball, which encourages players to develop skills instead of using the balls bounce to propel it. Why not give futsal a go? With several centres around Melbourne there’s plenty of opportunity for you to get involved!
Click on the Contact Us link or simply email us at info@futsalhq.com.au or call 0423 822 699. We will advise you whether your league of choice has a vacancy in order for you to enter a team. (Vacancies are normally advertised on our homepage at www.futsalhq.com.au). Nonetheless, we’ll do our best to get you involved.
All listed costs are ‘team costs’, not individual player costs – i.e. amounts are divided by a team.

  • WEEKLY MATCH FEE PER TEAM: $75.00
  • REDEEMABLE ‘BOND FEE’: $75.00
    The redeemable bond fee is a match fee ‘in advance’ and payment amount is REDEEMABLE subject to the conditions within the Rules of Competition at www.futsalhq.com.au. The redemable bond fee is required in order to manage/prevent forfeits.

TEAM REGISTRATION FEE: $0*

* A team must submit a Registration Form by their second match in a competition season to avoid a fee. Any team that fails to lodge a Registration Form by their second match in a competition season will be liable for a $50.00 administration fee. Online submission is available along with paper-based forms at your competition night. Avoid the fee, ensure you submit players details in a timely manner. 

Cash or online transfer (please contact us in advance if you wish to use an Internet banking option – conditions do apply).
Please click on our Locations page for all details.
To participate in the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed leagues, all members must be at least 16 years of age. If you have a player that you wish to get involved (under 16 years of age) please contact us beforehand.
Yes, the standard of play varies throughout each competition and competition category. Please email us for specific information regarding your league of choice.
Team entries are preferred, however we will always do our best to get individual applicants involved. Email us if you’re interested as our League Administrator’s can speak to teams at your venue of choice at upcoming games.
10 players are permitted in a match. However, on court, only 5 players are permitted at any one time with four players and a goalkeeper. In a Mixed league there must be a balance of at least 2 females and 2 males on court at all times.
No, futsal is played with ‘outs’ on a futsal/basketball court.
Yes, at the commencement of each season a new registration/insurance form must be completed.
All players competing in the Finals Series must have participated in a minimum of five (5) season games during the season (note: this condition may be altered should a season’s length be less than 14 weeks duration). If you’re heading into a Finals Series and unsure regarding a player’s eligibility, please contact us immediately. Do not wait until the kick-off time. Game sheets are checked! Teams WILL be disqualified for using ineligible players.
There shall be one referee appointed per match. The match referee is responsible for all events on and surrounding a court between the end of one game and the start of another.
As a general rule, no. In fairness to all teams, we always look to have an even spread. However, team’s can request certain time slots (e.g. only games between 6:00pm-8:00pm) however we cannot guarantee all requests will be granted and it will depend on several circumstances. Not all teams like playing the earliest/latest games of the night however we do our best to accommodate all team’s requests. Any requests MUST be submitted via email no less than 2 weeks before a season commences.
Yes, all leagues have a break at least three days before Christmas and re-commence by mid-late January the following year.
No, in fact, as a bonus we normally avoid matches on the night before a public holiday.
No. Our League Administrators and League Referees take care of all scoring responsibilities.
In the first instance you should contact Futsal HQ on 0423 822 699. If you are unable to reach us please leave a message or email us at info@futsalhq.com.au (please ensure you state your name, your team name, your contact number and competition). Forfeit fees do apply (i.e. the bond is used as a minimum). If you’re short on players you can of course bring in fill-in/emergency players (excluding Finals Series matches), however please see our Rules section for more information regarding forfeit losses, fill-in players and bonds.
*Shin pads
*Long socks (that cover shin pads)
*Non-marking sole shoes/runners
*Matching team shirt (this will depend on your team)
*Any coloured shorts
*Pants are permitted, however not advisable.
As per Rules of Competition, we request that all teams organise themselves with matching coloured shirts with numbers (note: the goalkeeper is permitted to wear a non-matching coloured shirt). Please visit our Rules section for more information. Wearing matching shirts not only helps identify your team, it looks professional and helps with team unity.

As for purchasing shirts, you can buy them from us! Plus, as a bonus we’ll get them delivered to your game! Please email us directly at info@futsalhq.com.au as we currently have jerseys available for $15.00 each with a single-digit number. If you’d like a brand name at a competitive price we can also point you in the right direction in order to find a suitable retailer.

Yes, shin pads are compulsory in all competitions as per official Futsal rules.
All league fixtures, results and ladders are provided on the Fixtures, Results & Standings menu.

Note: At the commencement of each season we provide all team captain’s with an electronic copy of the league fixture via email.

In the above instance bibs are provided and the League Administrator will provide bibs to the team which is named second on the fixture. For example: if the fixture states 1 v 2 – team 2 would wear the bibs if there is a clash. Teams do of course have an option of having an alternate strip, however it’s not always practical or feasible.
If the current vacancies listed are not quite what you’re looking for, you can reserve an ordered spot on one of our many other league waiting lists. Please click on the Contact Us link and fill out all details. We will then advise you what number you are ranked along with other information such as season duration and conclusion dates.
As per rules of competition, red cards impose an automatic one (1) match suspension, in addition to any other suspension imposed by Futsal HQ whereby a harsher penalty may be considered, depending on the offence. Any such suspension and any additional match suspension shall apply to the next/subsequent match involving the player’s team.

The imposition of the mandatory one (1) match suspension is immediate and effective regardless of whether or not a disciplinary notice from Futsal HQ was received by a team captain/delegate. Therefore, if a player receives a red card in any given fixture, the player must miss the next official fixture that their team is participating in.

Note: Futsal HQ reserves the right to review or confirm any suspensions. Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Absolutely. All matches are covered by qualified referees with each referee having successfully completed courses through Football Federation Victoria (or through the Victorian Futsal Association in the 90s!). Additionally, we have developed our own infrastructure for training and qualifying referees as well as being responsible for their on-going education regarding the Laws of the Game.
The answer is no, as we are restricted by contractual arrangements with each facility provider. Therefore, we encourage you to contact your local community recreation centre regarding court/facility hire. (Please note, if you’re looking to host a tournament, championship or special event we may be able to assist you. Please email us at info@futsalhq.com.au with details).