The AFLW is set to welcome a full National Draft in 2024, with all nominees available to be selected by any of the 18 clubs.

It's a step up from the 2023 opt-in model, where 70 per cent of draft nominees entered the 'national draft pool', meaning they could be drafted by any club and not just their home-state sides.

The change was endorsed by the AFL Commission on Tuesday and had the full support of the AFL Players Association and the AFLW Competition Committee.

The transition, which will occur at the next Telstra AFLW Draft in December ahead of the 2025 NAB AFLW Season, coincides with the 20 per cent increase in pay for AFLW draftees under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), signed last year.

"As the league continues to evolve, we're seeing more draftees willing to chase their football dreams by moving interstate," AFL footy boss Laura Kane said.

"An AFLW draftee from this year can earn up to $83,837 in salary and relocation allowances. This transition coincides with an increase of investment in talent pathways, meaning the players coming through the ranks are more prepared for elite-level footy than ever before.

"This will allow our rising stars to be more equally spread across the league, fast-tracking the improvement of developing sides and strengthening the competitive balance of the competition.

"I'd like to thank the AFLPA and our clubs for their support of this important next step for the NAB AFLW Competition."

The new CBA has provided improvements in multiple areas, namely remuneration for players, increased certainty surrounding contracts and season length.

An increase of 29 per cent was handed to players effective immediately, while the season length will be increased incrementally, going to 12 Rounds in 2025 before 14 Rounds in 2027.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: Tahlia Randall of the Kangaroos celebrates a goal during the 2023 AFLW Second Preliminary Final match between The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos and The Adelaide Crows at IKON Park on November 26, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

AFLW Total Player Payments (TPP) were also increased from $25 million competition-wide in Season 7 to $32.3 million in 2023.

Players will also receive relocation and travel benefits where required, which has assisted in the introduction of the National Draft in 2025.

The upcoming 2024 AFLW season will start on August 30, in the bye week before the men's finals, and conclude with the Grand Final on November 30.

The trade and draft periods will be held in December.