The AFL has today released fixtures for the 2024 Smithy’s VFL and VFLW season, including the full schedule for Rounds 1-13 of the VFL and for all 14 rounds of the VFLW.

The news comes after confirmation of both Footscray and the VFLW Western Bulldogs’ opening round clashes, which were announced last week.

Both competitions will commence on the weekend of March 22-24, aligning with Round 2 of the 2024 Toyota AFL Premiership season.

Venues and times for the Smithy’s VFL fixture from Round 14 onwards will be confirmed once the last part of the AFL fixture is announced later in the year.

To view Footscray’s 2024 VFL fixture, please click here.

To view the Western Bulldogs’ 2024 VFLW fixture, please click here.



Some of the key features of the 2024 Smithy’s VFL season include:

  • Competition bye scheduled for SANFL vs. VFL representative match during AFL Gather Round in Adelaide
  • Four matches scheduled on Good Friday - Friday, March 29
  • Wildcard Round retained and will be played weekend of August 24-25. Same format as 2023 (7 vs 10; 8 vs 9 with the top-ranked winner to become the seventh finals team and the second-ranked winner to become the eighth finals team)
  • Finals commence weekend of August 31 to September 1
  • The 2024 Smithy’s VFL Grand Final is scheduled to be played on Sunday, September 22


Some of the key features of the 2024 VFLW season include:

  • GWS GIANTS and Sydney Swans to each play in five matches during the VFLW season. Matches will be fixtured against AFLW standalone and aligned clubs between Rounds 3 to 7 and be played in Melbourne and Sydney. Premiership points and percentage will apply for all matches involving the GIANTS and Swans
  • During these five rounds, 14 teams will compete in seven matches, as opposed to the normal VFLW round model of 12 teams competing in six matches
  • No competition byes scheduled during the 2024 VFLW season, with all teams to play during the Easter and King’s Birthday long weekends
  • The finals format will remain unchanged, with the top-six teams on the ladder at the conclusion of the home and away season to qualify for the 2024 VFLW Finals Series
  • The finals series will be played across four weeks, commencing the weekend of June 29-30
  •  The 2024 VFLW Grand Final is scheduled to be played on Sunday, July 21

Broadcast and streaming
All matches in the 2024 Smithy’s VFL and VFLW seasons will be live streamed free via the AFL website, AFL Live Official App and VFL App. Smithy’s VFL broadcast partner, the Seven Network, will broadcast select matches live and free on the Seven Network in Victoria and on 7plus nationally.

Live scoring and stats
Live scoring and stats will be available via both the AFL Live Official App and VFL App.

Where Smithy’s VFL matches are ticketed, entry is $10 for adults, $5 for concession holders and kids under 15 are free. Some venues don't charge for entry. AFL ticketing prices apply for VFL matches played as curtain-raisers and curtain-closers to AFL matches.

Entry to VFLW matches is free. Where venues host VFL and VFLW double-headers, entry fees will apply after half time of the VFLW match if played first.