The five matches in Morwell, Bathurst, Dunedin, Campbelltown and Launceston, come as Australian football tries to take the league to new frontiers.

Along with the announcement of the community games, Wellington Phoenix will also take a match to Eden Park in Auckland.

And in another fixture change, the FFA confirmed Gold Coast United have moved their Friday night Week 6 home match against Adelaide to Hindmarsh Stadium.

“This is a very exciting day for football in Australia and New Zealand as the game spreads its wings and takes the Hyundai A-League to fresh, regional markets while also reaching out to our large and vociferous football community,” said Head of Hyundai A-League Lyall Gorman.

“For the first time we take an official Hyundai A-League match to five fantastic areas where the community has been calling out for a taste of the best live domestic football this country has to offer.

“FFA this year has worked tirelessly in preparing a fixture schedule that offers a wide range of positives for our football loving community and these fixtures should prove another exciting proposition for season seven.

"Football is the game of the Australian people. It is played and supported by more people than any other code, not just in metropolitan Australia but in the regions and suburbs.

“This important innovation to the Hyundai A-League draw gives all Australians the opportunity to say, whether they live in a big city or a smaller town, We Are Football."

The Hyundai A-League 2012 Grand Final will be played on Sunday, April 22 with the venue and kick off time subject to the completion of the Regular Season.

The new fixtures are:

  • Week 9

Date: 4 December 2011 

Fixture: Melbourne Heart v Wellington Phoenix

Venue: Latrobe City Sports & Entertainment Complex, Morwell

Kick-off: 3:00pm local / 3:00pm AEDT

 

  • Week 9 (Midweek)

Date: 7 December 2011

Fixture: Sydney FC v Perth Glory

Venue: Campbelltown Stadium

Kick-off: 7:30pm Local / 7:30pm AEDT

 

  • Week 10 (Midweek)

Date: 14 December 2011

Fixture: Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar

Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Kick-off: 7:30pm Local / 5:30pm AEDT

 

  • Week 16 (Midweek)

Date: 25 January 2012

Fixture: Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United

Venue: Carrington Park, Bathurst

Kick-off: 7:30pm Local / 7:30pm AEDT

 

  • Week 17 (Midweek)

Date: 1 February2012

Fixture: Melbourne Victory v Gold Coast United

Venue: Aurora Stadium, Launceston

Kick-off: 7:30pm Local / 7:30pm AEDT

 

Week 6 – Adelaide United v Gold Coast United

  • Gold Coast United v Adelaide United, originally scheduled for Friday, 11 November 2011 at Skilled Park, will now be played at Hindmarsh Stadium, with kick at 7:30pm local / 8:00pm AEDT.

 

Week 7 – Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United

  • Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United, scheduled for Saturday, 19 November 2011 will be played at Eden Park, Auckland, with kick off at 5:00pm Local, 3:00pm AEDT.

 

Week 9 – Gold Coast United v Sydney FC

  • Gold Coast United v Sydney FC scheduled for Sunday 11 December 2011, will now be played at Skilled Park with kick at 5:30pm local / 6:30pm AEDT.

 

Week 15 (Midweek) - Melbourne Heart v Central Coast Mariners

  • Melbourne Heart v Central Coast Mariners, scheduled for Wednesday 18 January 2012, will be played at AAMI Park with kick off at 7:30pm AEDT.

 

Week 16 - Melbourne Heart v Brisbane Roar

  • Melbourne Heart v Brisbane Roar, scheduled for Saturday 21 January 2012 will be played at AAMI Park with kick off at 7:45pm AEDT.