The ACTAFL Competition had 8 teams in the 1976 competition, Ainslie, ANU, Belconnen, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan, RMC and West Canberra.
The top five teams played in the Finals with top side Manuka having the first week off.
Ainslie after losing the last game of the home and away slipped to third place and played Eastlake in the Qualifying Final at Jamieson Oval.
- Final score: Ainslie 12.11-83 def by Eastlake 25.22-172
- Goal kickers for Ainslie: Martin Smith 7, Ryan 2, Bellchambers 1, Cox 1, Batchelor 1
- Best: Martin Smith, Bellchambers, Ryan, Hamilton, Charles Smith
Ainslie defeated Queanbeyan in the First Semi-Final to advance to the Preliminary Final after trailing by 16 points at three quarter time and kicking 8 goals in the last quarter.
- Final score: Ainslie 13.13-91 def Queanbeyan 9.10-64
- Goal; kickers for Ainslie: Martin Smith 4, Howard 3, T Ryan 2, Andrews 1, Johnson 1, Norval, Jeffries
- Best: Jeffries, Johnson, Whyte, Fort, Hamilton
Ainslie came up against Eastlake in the Preliminary Final and were defeated by 45 points to finish the season in third place.
- Final score: Ainslie 11.9-75 def by Eastlake 17.18-120
- Goal kickers for Ainslie: Ryan 3, Jeffries 2, Martin Smith 2, Howard 1, Fort 1, Bellchambers 1
- Best: Jeffries, Cox, Howard, Hamilton, Ford, T Ryan
Martin Smith won the League Goal-kicking award with 84 goals.
Eastlake defeated Manuka to win the 1976 Premiership.
Ainslie won the Club Championship Award.
- Coach: Kevin Hassett
- Captain: Garry Cox, V.Capt.: Charles Smith
- Manager: Gordon Adcock