While the first round of AFL pre-season matches are just a month away, fans are yet to know who, when or where their team will play ahead of the home and away season.

The next instalment of the AFL's Community Series is set to be held to just the one round of fixtures following two years of COVID-interrupted summers.

It has been suggested that the AFL's official round of pre-season matches will take place in early March, likely spanning from Thursday, March 2 to Sunday, March 6, with club-organised hit-outs to be held the week prior.

While no official word has dropped from AFL House on the exact fixture, pieces are beginning to come together for the pre-season schedule.

Here we break down what details have emerged ahead of the pre-season fixture dropping.

Brisbane have already confirmed they'll host Geelong at their Springfield headquarters as their final curtain-raiser ahead of the 2023 season, a clash that will follow a game with Sydney in New South Wales, likely coming on either Thursday, March 2 or Friday, Match 3 at night.

Sydney's opponent for their official pre-season clash is said to be Carlton, however a date and venue for the match is yet to be confirmed.

The four South Australian and Western Australian clubs are tipped to play in WA across the two weeks, according to The West Australian.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 23: Sam Hayes of the Power clashes with Bailey J. Williams of the Eagles during the 2022 AFL Round 06 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval on April 23, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The Eagles are expected to host the Crows at Lathlain Park on Friday, March 3, a game that comes a day after the Dockers and Power go head-to-head at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Unofficial matches between West Coast and Port Adelaide, and Fremantle and Adelaide are tipped to take place the week prior, both likely being in WA.

Melbourne and Richmond are tipped to clash on Saturday, March 4, according to RSN, however a venue has not been made clear. Punt Road or Casey Fields could be in consideration, while the AFL could look to take the match regional after hosting games in Morwell and Albury in 2022.

That leaves four matches and eight clubs remaining, with the Magpies, Bombers, Suns, Giants, Hawks, Kangaroos, Saints and Bulldogs unknown for now.

Other unofficial scratch mates to take place in late February include bouts between Geelong and Hawthorn at Kardinia Park, North Melbourne and Richmond at Arden Street, and St Kilda and Melbourne at Linton Street, according to AFL.com.au.

Carlton and Collingwood are reportedly discussing plans for a hit-out, while GWS will go without an unofficial match ahead of their Community Series clash.

2023 AFL pre-season schedule - what we know:

Official practice matches (March 2-5): 

Fremantle vs Port Adelaide - Thursday, March 2 at Fremantle Community Bank Oval
West Coast vs Adelaide - Friday, March 3 at Lathlain Park
Melbourne vs Richmond - Saturday, March 4 (Venue TBC)
Brisbane vs Geelong - (Date TBC) at Springfield Central Stadium
Sydney vs Carlton - (Date and venue TBC)

Teams remaining: Collingwood, Essendon, Gold Coast, GWS, Hawthorn, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs

Unofficial practice matches:

West Coast vs Port Adelaide
Fremantle vs Adelaide
Sydney vs Brisbane
Geelong vs Hawthorn
North Melbourne vs Richmond
St Kilda vs Melbourne