Clearances and Permits - Best Practice /

Clearances & Permits 


A Clearance is the movement of a player/match official from one club/association to another and is mandatory for every player and match official who wishes to change clubs/associations.

A Permit is the process required for a player/match official to participate between two clubs/associations in the same season. (Only if a pre-existing agreement is in place by the Governing Bodies.)  
NOTE:  Refer National Clearance and Permit Policy

Who is Responsible?

A.      The Club/association is responsible for checking if the player/match official has participated before and then to initiate the clearance

B.      The Association is responsible to either approve or deny the clearance for a player and to apply  development fees if required

C.      Once approved into the new club/association, the participant/parent is responsible for logging into MySideline and finalising the registration to the new club/association. 

When should this process be completed

  • When a player/match official decides to change clubs/associations or if a club has contracted a player for the new season.
  • Clearances open once the MySideline registration system has been rolled over to the new season and close 30th June. 


Administrators managing clearances will require

Effort for Implementation

Initiating a clearance or permit should take no more than 1 minute 


Recording the movement of players provides:

  • Data to assess player pathways and movement of players between areas within Australia as well as overseas
  • Clubs with an avenue to collect outstanding fees or the return of club property prior to a player leaving the club
  • Forms part of the player’s footprint in the game 

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