The Tasmanian association football championship has been decided using three different formats; a short lived statewide league, a playoff between Northern and Southern league Champions and lastly a statewide finals system with top teams from Northern and Southern leagues.
The State League began in 1978, and replaced the former system of Northern champions playing off against southern champions which had continued since 1910. The league was briefly suspended from 1982 until 1987, but then resumed for the next 12 years.
As of 2000, the State League became defunct, and the Southern and Northern Premier Leagues have become the state's highest level of Football competition. After the demise of the State League, the state championship has reverted to the format of the two regional leagues determining a southern and northern champion, who then play-off for the state championship.
In 2009 the series reverted to an eight team knock out series played over 3 weeks involving the top four teams from the Northern and Southern Premier League.
In 2006 there was persistent rumours that the Football Federation of Tasmania had plans to resume a State league in the future. It seems most likely to consist of 3 southern, 3 northern and 2 north-western teams.
A new eight-team statewide league, known as the T-League, commenced in 2013. The Football Federation Tasmania has announced a partnership with Melbourne Victory, with the new state league being branded the Victory League.
The league forms a conference within the National Premier Leagues (NPL). The T-League Champion enters a national play-off series at the conclusion of the regular season against the champions of other NPL conferences.