The 2022 AFL season will be played between Wednesday, March 16 and Saturday, September 24, when it concludes with the AFL Grand Final. Here is your guide to watching every game on TV, or live streaming Aussie Rules online.
The Melbourne Demons come into the season as the defending premiers, having beaten the Western Bulldogs in last year's grand final.
With the exception of three "bye" weeks across rounds 12-14, every weekend of the AFL season will see nine matches played. They are generally split into one on Thursday, one on Friday, four on Saturday and three on Sunday, although there can be differences from time to time.
Under the terms of the AFL's TV deal, all nine games are available to both watch on TV, and live stream online. You can scroll down to the bottom of this article to see which games are coming up this weekend.
How to watch the AFL on TV in Australia
The AFL is split between Channel 7 on free-to-air TV, and Fox Sports on pay TV.
Channel 7 has the rights to games on Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Those games will also be simulcast on Fox Sports throughout the season.
Fox Sports have exclusive rights to all of the remaining games each week.
Channel 7 also has exclusive rights to all finals games and the grand final.
Channel 7 can be found on digital TV at Channel 70 in high definition and 71 in standard definition, while it can be found on Foxtel at Channel 107. Some states may broadcast the game on 7Mate or 7Two, and Zero Hanger suggests checking your local guides to confirm which channel the game will be broadcast on.
If you have Foxtel, live games and replays can be found on the Fox Footy channel, which is located at Channel 504.
How to live stream the AFL online
If you're looking to live stream the AFL, then there are a number of options available to you.
Those games broadcast on Channel 7 will enable you to live stream the match for free through the network's own live stream platform, known as 7plus. Signing up with a valid account and login details will suffice to live stream matches for free through this platform.
How to watch AFL this week
All times listed below are AEST.
Friday, May 27
|19:50||Sydney Swans vs Richmond Tigers||Sydney Cricket Ground, NSW||Channel 7, Fox Footy||7plus, Kayo Sports, Foxtel App|
Saturday, May 28
|1:45pm||Brisbane Lions vs Greater Western Sydney Giants||Gabba, QLD||Channel 7 (QLD and NSW only), Fox FootyFooty||Kayo Sports, Foxtel App|
|1:45pm||Geelong Cats vs Adelaide Crows||GMHBA Stadium, VIC||Channel 7 (SA Only), Fox Footy||Kayo Sports, Foxtel App|
|4:35pm||Melbourne Demons vs Fremantle Dockers||Melbourne Cricket Ground, VIC||Fox Footy||Kayo Sports, Foxtel App|
|7:30pm||West Coast Eagles vs Western Bulldogs||Optus Stadium, WA||Channel 7 (WA Only), Fox Footy||Kayo Sports, Foxtel App|
|7:40pm||Gold Coast Suns vs Hawthorn Hawks||TIO Stadium, NT||Channel 7, Fox Footy||7plus, Kayo Sports, Foxtel App|
Sunday, May 29
|1:10pm||St Kilda Saints vs North Melbourne Kangaroos||Marvel Stadium, VIC||Fox Footy||Kayo Sports, Foxtel App|
|3:20pm||Collingwood Magpies vs Carlton Blues||Melbourne Cricket Ground, VIC||Channel 7, Fox Footy||7plus, Kayo Sports, Foxtel App|
|4:40pm||Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers||Adelaide Oval, SA||Channel 7 (WA Only), Fox Footy||Kayo Sports, Foxtel App|
The AFL season features 23 home and away rounds, with each team to play 22 games with a bye week during that time, before a four-week finals series to determine the eventual premiers.