Segaran Gsubramaniam, 45, is suspected of being the local organiser for an international syndicate that tried to rig the outcome of matches involving the Melbourne-based Southern Stars.
Southern Stars players Reiss Michael Noel, David Ike Obaze, Joe Nigel Woolley and Nicholas McKoy were also charged with match-fixing offences, along with team coach Zia Younan.
The players, all British nationals, and Younan were released on bail to reappear at court on December 6.
At Mr Gsubramaniam's bail hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court, detective sergeant Scott Poynder said the players had barricaded their hotel room with chairs.
Mr Gsubramaniam faces 10 charges. Magistrate Jelena Popovic delayed her decision on bail to get more details about his accommodation prospects.