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Salary Cap System

  • Access to Salary Cap Online Portal

    Clubs must store all player contracts on a central portal provided by AFL Goldfields, information on how to access your club's portal can be found here.

    Instruction manual that outlines how to access your club’s Salary Cap Portal can be downloaded below. This manual will show you how to start uploading the required documents for each of your players. The instruction manual is easy to follow and also provides you with a support line contact should you run into any issues.

    To access your club’s Salary Cap Portal, login through www.outlook.com and then you will need to:

    1. Enter your club’s SharePoint Inbox and click on the link within an email that will be sent to you from SharePoint Online or SimpleID.
    2. Enter your club’s unique Username and Password when prompted to do so

    REMEMBER: Once you have entered your Salary Cap Portal, save the link to your favourites so you don’t have to keep accessing it via your SharePoint Inbox. It’s much easier to click on the direct link.

    Contact Commercial & Regional Operations Manager Aaron Nunn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are having issues with accessing your club's online portal.

    SUBMISSION OF CONTRACTS & BUDGETED SALARY CAP RETURNS SHEET

    30th April: All clubs need to have all player contracts and budgeted salary cap returns sheets uploaded to your club’s portal by this date.

    SUBMISSION OF FINAL SALARY CAP RETURNS SHEET

    30th October: All clubs need to have all player contracts and final salary cap returns sheets uploaded to your club’s portal by this date. This sheet will indicate how your club was able to stay under the salary cap.

    Download Sharepoint Access Instructions

  • AFL Victoria - Salary Cap Policy - 2019 Season

    The following guidelines (Guidelines) are issued by the AFL Goldfields Region Commission to assist Clubs, Club Officials and Players with the application of the AFL Goldfields Region Commission Player Payment Rules (Player Payment Rules) and the valuation of Player Payments.

    These Guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Player Payment Rules.  In the event of any inconsistency between the Player Payment Rules and the Guidelines, the Player Payment Rules are to prevail. Any terms used in these Guidelines are to be given the same meaning as in the Player Payment Rules.

    It is the intention of the AFL Goldfields Region Commission to update these Guidelines from time to time, and prior to the 2018 Season.

    Application in 2017 Season

    The Player Payment Rules are being introduced by the AFL Goldfields Region Commission for the 2017 Season.

    In 2017 the AFL Goldfields Region Commission has the discretion to address any breaches of the Player Payment Rules through education and/or training, or by taking action and imposing sanctions in accordance with the provisions of the Player Payment Rules.

    In 2018 and beyond, the AFL Goldfields Region Commission expects full compliance by all Persons with the Player Payment Rules.

    Download Player Payment Gudelines

  • Contract Templates

    Click on the link below to access a copy of the contract template released by AFL Victoria and required for all clubs to use.

    Click on the link below to access a copy of the contract template released by AFL Victoria and required for all clubs to use.

    Transition Provision - Pre-Existing Playing Contracts

    Where a Club and a Player are parties to a written contract in relation to the provision of playing services for a Club (Pre-Existing Playing Contract) and:

    (a)    the Pre-Existing Playing Contract was entered into prior to 13th November 2016;

    (b)    the Pre-Existing Playing Contract includes the information of the kind required under Rule 4(a)(i)(A) and (B); and

    (c)     the Pre-Existing Playing Contract is signed by the Player and on behalf of the Club,

    then the Club or the Player may lodge the Pre-Existing Contract with the AFL Goldfields Region Commission as the Player Contract in respect of that Player (and will not be required to lodge a Player Contract in the form set out in Attachment 1 in respect of that Player).

    Timelines for Submission of Contracts & Player Payment Summaries

    1) Each club shall lodge with AFL Goldfields by the end of April a statement setting out the names of players, details of all payments, expenses and benefits to be paid to its players for the ensuing season.

    Each statement shall be verified and signed by the President and any one (1) of the following, Secretary, Treasurer or Football Manager of the club.

    Each club shall lodge with AFL Goldfields by the 31st October a statement setting out the names of players and details of all payments, expenses and benefits including club awards that have been made for the season just concluded and such statement shall also state that it is not intended to make any further payment of salary, expenses or benefits for the remainder of the calendar year.

    2) Each statement shall be verified and signed by the President and any one (1) of the following, Secretary, Treasurer or Football Manager of the club.

    *AFL Goldfields at any time, other than those listed, may request an up to date statement to be submitted.

    Standard playing contract can be downloaded below.

    Refer to the AFL Goldfields Player Payment Rules and Guidelines for more information on club and player obligations when it comes to contracted players.

    Example

  • Salary Cap Return Summary

    All clubs are responsible for reporting details of player payments back to AFL Goldfields

    All clubs are responsible for reporting details of player payments back to AFL Goldfields

    Timelines for Submission of Contracts & Player Payment Summaries

    1) Each club shall lodge with AFL Goldfields by the end of April a statement setting out the names of players, details of all payments, expenses and benefits to be paid to its players for the ensuing season.

    Each statement shall be verified and signed by the President and any one (1) of the following, Secretary, Treasurer or Football Manager of the club.

    Each club shall lodge with AFL Goldfields by the 31st October a statement setting out the names of players and details of all payments, expenses and benefits including club awards that have been made for the season just concluded and such statement shall also state that it is not intended to make any further payment of salary, expenses or benefits for the remainder of the calendar year.

    2) Each statement shall be verified and signed by the President and any one (1) of the following, Secretary, Treasurer or Football Manager of the club.

    *AFL Goldfields at any time, other than those listed, may request an up to date statement to be submitted.

    Refer to the AFL Goldfields Player Payment Rules and Guidelines for more information on club and player obligations when it comes to contracted players.

  • Special Consideration - Salary Cap Relief Form

    This is the process you should follow if your club is looking to apply for additional relief from the salary cap imposed on your club for the upcoming season.

    This is the process you should follow if your club is looking to apply for additional relief from the salary cap imposed on your club for the upcoming season.

    The AFL Goldfields Commission will assess Salary Cap Relief applications on an individual basis and assess each application on its merits. League salary caps are currently as follows:

    Ballarat FNL: $140,000
    Central Highlands FL: $105,000
    Riddell DFNL: $110,000
    Maryborough Castlemaine DFNL: $75,000

    After clubs have received their salary cap for the upcoming season, you may apply for additional relief but only in extenuating circumstances will the AFL Goldfields Commission grant an extension. Club may apply using the application form which can be downloaded via the link below.

    Salary Cap - Special Consideration

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