The 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualification rounds make up the qualifying competition for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, the second tournament of its kind. Four nations were given automatic berths in the competition, Craitland, Mercury and Hamland qualified by virtue of their finishing positions in the previous tournament, and a fourth place is reserved for hosts Safiria.
In Round One, the twelve teams are split into three groups of four. A team must win two matches to remain in contention. Tied games go to golden point. A team that wins both of their first two matches qualifies directly to the World Cup, while a team losing both of their first two matches is eliminated, taking no further part in the competition. The winner of Match 5 from each group advances to Round Two, which is a three-team round-robin group, from which only one team qualifies.
The three teams that won their respective Match 3 qualified for the World Cup directly. The Match 5 winners are split into a group of 3. Each team plays each other team in their group twice, once at home and once away. The group winner qualifies for the World Cup.