The pathway to the FFA Cup proper for Victorian clubs is through the Dockerty Cup. The state-wide knockout competition automatically includes all State League clubs, and is open to any clubs outside this structure by application.
Seeding based on which league a club competes in is designed to keep the games competitive throughout. The 2013 Victorian Premier League and State League 1 clubs entered the competition at Round 4. The four clubs that reached the semi-finals of the Dockerty Cup qualified to represent Victoria in the FFA Cup.
F=Forfeit, W=Win by forfeit