The AFL has released the fixtures for Round 1 of the 2024 VFL and VFLW seasons.

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

The 2024 Smithy’s VFL campaign will feature the same 21 teams from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland who competed across the past two seasons. The home-and-away season will consist of 21 rounds, with every team to play 18 matches.

All 12 teams who took part in the VFLW last year will again feature in the 2024 VFLW season, which will again comprise 14 rounds. 

Smithy’s VFL Round 1

Friday 22 March
Sandringham vs. Collingwood, RSEA Park, 4:05PM *
Frankston vs. Williamstown, Kinetic Stadium, 7:35PM

Saturday 23 March
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Richmond, Heritage Bank Stadium, 11:05AM
Southport Sharks vs. Port Melbourne, Fankhauser Reserve, 12:05PM
Essendon vs. Brisbane Lions, NEC Hangar, 1:05 PM *
Geelong Cats vs. Werribee, GMHBA Stadium, 2:05PM *
North Melbourne vs. Northern Bullants, Arden Street Oval, 3:05PM

Sunday 24 March
Sydney Swans vs. Coburg, Tramway Oval, 12:05PM
Footscray Bulldogs vs. GWS GIANTS, Whitten Oval, 12:05PM
Casey Demons vs. Box Hill Hawks, Casey Fields, 2:00PM (Ch7)
Bye: Carlton
All times local

VFLW Round 1

Friday 22 March
Southern Saints vs. Collingwood, RSEA Park, 7:05 PM *

Saturday 23 March

Essendon vs. Port Melbourne, NEC Hangar, 10:05 AM *
Geelong Cats vs. Carlton, GMHBA Stadium, 11:15 AM *
Western Bulldogs vs. North Melbourne, Whitten Oval, 12:05 PM
Darebin Falcons vs. Williamstown, La Trobe University, 5:05 PM

Sunday 24 March
Casey Demons vs. Box Hill Hawks, Casey Fields, 11:05 AM *

*Denotes VFL/W double-header

Fixtures for all remaining rounds will be released in coming days.

This will include scheduling for Rounds 2-13 of the Smithy’s VFL and the full 14-round VFLW 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. 

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.