Back-to-back home games, an inaugural meeting with Essendon and three interstate trips highlight the Western Bulldogs’ 2024 AFLW fixture, as released by the AFL today.

The Bulldogs, led by new coach Tam Hyett, will open their campaign with a trip to Canberra against GWS on Saturday 31 August, before consecutive Mission Whitten Oval matches against Port Adelaide (Friday 6 September) and West Coast (Thursday 12 September).

A mid-week meeting against reigning premier Brisbane in Springfield on Wednesday 18 September will mark the Dogs’ first at the venue as one of two Week 4 games, with Collingwood at Victoria Park on Sunday 22 September.

Games against Sydney at Mission Whitten Oval and North Melbourne at Arden St will follow. 

The Dogs will then record another first, coming up against Essendon in an inaugural meeting, for the launch of the league-wide Pride Round on Friday 11 October at the club’s Footscray HQ.

A Thursday night clash against Carlton is set for Round 8, before Indigenous Round encounters with St Kilda (Mars Stadium) and Fremantle (South Fremantle) close out the home-and-away season.

Excitingly, Mission Whitten Oval will also play host to two neutral games as part of the 2024 NAB AFLW Season.

Through the ongoing transformational redevelopment of the Mission Whitten Oval precinct, the venue now boasts first-class training, administration and match-day facilities, making it one of the pre-eminent professional sporting venues in the country.

2024 AFLW fixture – Western Bulldogs

Round 1 v GWS
Saturday 31 August, 1.05pm AEST
Manuka Oval, Canberra, ACT (Foxtel)

Round 2 v Port Adelaide
Friday 6 September, 5.05pm AEST
Mission Whitten Oval, Footscray (Foxtel)

Round 3 v West Coast
Thursday 12 September, 7.15pm AEST
Mission Whitten Oval, Footscray (Foxtel)

Round 4 v Brisbane*
Wednesday 18 September, 7.15pm AEST
Brighton Homes Arena, Springfield, QLD (Channel 7)

Round 4 v Collingwood*
Sunday 22 September, 3.05pm AEST
Victoria Park, Abbotsford (Channel 7)

Round 5 v Sydney
Friday 27 September, 7.15pm AEST
Mission Whitten Oval, Footscray (Channel 7)

Round 6 v North Melbourne
Saturday 5 October, 1.05pm AEST
Arden St Oval, North Melbourne (Foxtel)

Round 7 v Essendon
Friday 11 October, 7.15pm AEDT
Mission Whitten Oval, Footscray (Channel 7)

Round 8 v Carlton
Thursday 17 October, 7.15pm AEDT
IKON Park, Carlton North (Foxtel)

Round 9 v St Kilda
Sunday 27 October, 1.05pm AEDT
Mars Stadium, Ballarat (Channel 7)

Round 10 v Fremantle
TBC date and time
Fremantle Oval, Fremantle, WA

*For the first time, teams will play an 11-game NAB AFLW home-and-away season with an additional game on either a Tuesday or Wednesday. ‘Mid-Week Footy’ will be introduced during a four-week block across weeks four to seven in the draw. 

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