Canberra FC was established in 1958 by the local Canberran Croatian community as Croatia Soccer Club but was simply known as Croatia. The club commenced competitive play and entered the ACT second division in 1959. After spending one season in the second division, Croatia SC was promoted to the first division.
In 2018, Canberra FC won the ACT treble by claiming the League premiership, finals championship and the Federation Cup titles. Canberra FC’s head coach, Paul Macor, then stood down from his position after just one season in charge post the grand final victory over Canberra Olympic. It was announced recently that Dean Ugrinic would take over as head coach in 2020.