The Victorian Country Football League (often abbreviated to VCFL) is the governing body for Australian rules football in Victoria outside of metropolitan Melbourne on behalf of AFL Victoria. As well as administering and promoting the code in the regions, it often arbitrates disputes in areas such as player clearances and club movements between country leagues, and may also be called upon as a higher authority of appeal.
It also organises the interleague Victorian Country Football Championships, which is organised on a divisional system. Since 2004 each pool has been decided at a carnival round-robin competition at one venue over a single weekend, with each of the four sides playing the others in matches of two twenty-minute halves. The team on top of the ladder, based on points (4 for a win, 2 for a draw) and then percentage (points scored over points conceded) after these three matches, was declared the winner. The winning league earns the right to hold the Ash-Wilson Trophy.