State-wide knockout football returned to Queensland in 2014, with the Football Queensland Cup being used to determine Queensland's four places to represent the state in the Round of 32 of the inaugural FFA Cup.
The early stages of the Football Queensland Cup saw each zone scheduling and conducting preliminary round matches in their geographical area within nominated playing “windows” dates to determine regional winners. Regional winners then had the opportunity to play off against their local National Premier League entities who were seeded and entered the competition at this later stage. The winners of that match then played inter-region qualifying matches.
Within the Brisbane Zone, the existing Canale Travel Cup competition saw 58 clubs vying in a seeded draw, with Brisbane Premier League Clubs entering in Round 4 and the 6 National Premier Leagues Brisbane based Clubs entering at Round 5, to determine the remaining 2 finalists. NPL Queensland’s two newest additions, Brisbane Roar NYL and Harimau Muda ‘A’, did not contest the Football Queensland Cup as per the terms of their National Premier Leagues Queensland Participation Memorandum's of Understanding.
F=Forfeit, W=Win by Forfeit