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The 1886 season was the third season of competitive association football in Australia. The Northern District British Football Association introduced their Northern NSW football league (now known as the National Premier Leagues Northern NSW).
|Northern District British Football Association||Northern NSW Football League||Minmi Rangers||N/A||N/A|
|South British Football Soccer Association||Sydney Badge Series||Caledonians||N/A||N/A|
|Northern District British Football Association||Ellis Cup||Minmi Rangers||–||–||–|
|South British Football Soccer Association||NSW Association Cup||Granville (2/0)||Canterbury (0/1)||2–0|
|Anglo-Australian Football Association||NSW Association Cup||Carlton (1/0)||South Melbourne (0/2)||Middle Park||2–0|
(Note: figures in parentheses display the club's competition record as winners/runners-up.)