The Victorian Football League (VFL) is the premier state-level Australian rules football competition in Australia. The VFL features 21 teams from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, including 15 AFL-aligned clubs and six standalone clubs.
The VFL season 2023 will kick off on the weekend of March 24-26, aligning with Round 2 of the AFL season. The home and away season will consist of 22 rounds, with each team playing 18 matches and having four byes. The finals series will start on August 26 and culminate in the Grand Final on September 17.
The VFL fixture 2023 has been released by the AFL, with the full schedule for Rounds 1-14 and the match ups for the remaining eight rounds. The fixture aims to maximise the opportunity for clubs to host double-headers with their VFLW teams, as well as aligning AFL and VFL fixtures for AFL-aligned clubs where possible.
Highlights of the VFL Fixture 2023
Some of the highlights of the VFL fixture 2023 include:
- The season opener between reigning premiers Footscray and Coburg at ETU Stadium on Friday March 24.
- The ANZAC Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon at Victoria Park on Tuesday April 25.
- The Pride Round in Round 9, featuring a marquee match between Carlton and Northern Bullants at IKON Park on Saturday May 20.
- The Indigenous Round in Round 11, featuring a marquee match between Richmond and Brisbane at Brighton Homes Arena on Saturday June 3.
- The Multicultural Round in Round 13, featuring a marquee match between Box Hill and Port Melbourne at Box Hill City Oval on Saturday June 17.
- The Sir Doug Nicholls Round in Round 15, featuring a marquee match between Geelong and Sydney at SCG on Friday June 30.
- The Heritage Round in Round 18, featuring a marquee match between Werribee and Sandringham at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday July 22.
- The Rivalry Round in Round 20, featuring a marquee match between Casey and Frankston at Casey Fields on Saturday August 12.
FAQ about the VFL Fixture 2023
Q: How can I watch the VFL matches?
A: All VFL matches will be live streamed free via afl.com.au and the AFL Live Official App. One weekly game will also be broadcast live and free on the Seven Network in Victoria and on 7Plus nationally.
Q: How can I get live scoring and stats for the VFL matches?
A: Live scoring and stats will be available via both the AFL Live Official App and the VFL App.
Q: How much does it cost to attend a VFL match?
A: Where 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 will apply for VFL matches played as curtain-raisers or curtain-closers to AFL matches at AFL venues.