With the 2022 AFL home and away season now concluded, 10 clubs will enter the off-season earlier than those that qualified for finals this year.

Their lack of post-season action will mean attention turns to finding avenues that will strengthen their list for 2023, with both recruitment and delistings now on the horizon.

The bottom-placed clubs are set to confirm list changes as early as Monday, with each side having an array of players still off-contract for next season.

Free agency is also set to play a major part in contract calls over the coming month, with the signing period to run from Friday October 7 to Monday, October 10, while trade period will begin on Monday, October 10.

With this in mind, we've sorted each list to determine who remains unsigned for next season, who has recently re-signed, and which players have already confirmed their departure.

Here is the current contract state of play for all 18 AFL clubs...


Several fringe players remain unsigned at West Lakes at the end of their season, led by swingman Billy Frampton and small forward James Rowe. Mid-season recruit Brett Turner is yet to get a look at senior level after joining in June, while Ben Davis is the only listed free agent at Adelaide.

Off-contract: James BorlaseBen Davis (unrestricted free agent), Billy FramptonLuke NankervisTariek NewchurchJames RoweBrett Turner

Re-signed: Lachlan Gollant (2024), Elliott Himmelberg (2024), Mitchell Hinge (2024), Patrick Parnell (2024), Josh Rachele (2025), Jake Soligo (2025), Taylor Walker (2023)

2023 losses: None


The Lions stunningly have 16 players still out of a contract, headlined by skipper Dayne Zorko and free agent pairing Daniel McStay and Darcy Gardiner. McStay is tipped to join Collingwood at the end of the year in what will be a blow to their attack. Veteran Mitch Robinson and Ryan Lester are also listed as free agents.

Off-contract: Callum Ah CheeThomas BerryBlake ColemanMitch CoxTom FullartonDarcy Gardiner (restricted free agent), Ryan Lester (unrestricted free agent), Connor McFadyenDaniel McStay (unrestricted free agent), Carter MichaelJaxon PriorDeven RobertsonMitch Robinson (unrestricted free agent), Ely SmithDeividas UosisDayne Zorko (unrestricted free agent)

Re-signed: Noah Answerth (2024), Nakia Cockatoo (2023), Keidean Coleman (2024), Joe Daniher (2025), Kalin Lane (2024), James Madden (2023), Lachie Neale (2026), Daniel Rich (2023), Henry Smith (2024), James Tunstill (2025), Darcy Wilmot (2025)

2023 losses: None

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Daniel McStay of the Lions handballs during the round six AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium on April 24, 2022 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


The Blues have a bevy of players still yet to recommit, with none potentially bigger than young defender Liam Stocker. Veteran Ed Curnow is an unrestricted free agent this year and faces an uncertain future after not featuring at AFL level in 2022. Jack Newnes, Lochie O'Brien and Matt Cottrell have been common features in Michael Voss' side this year, however remain without a deal.

Off-contract: Domanic AkueiJordan BoydMatthew CottrellDavid CuninghamEd Curnow (unrestricted free agent), Sam DurdinWill HayesJosh HoneyCaleb MarchbankOscar McDonald (unrestricted free agent), Jack Newnes (unrestricted free agent), Lochie O'Brien (unrestricted free agent), Matthew OwiesLuke ParksWill SetterfieldLiam Stocker

Re-signed: Jack Carroll (2024), Charlie Curnow (2029), Corey Durdin (2024), Zac Fisher (2025), Matthew Kennedy (2025), Alex Mirkov (2024), Sam Walsh (2026)

2023 losses: Tom Williamson (released)


Collingwood have sewn up extensions for several key figures this season, but are yet to lock away midfield-forward star Jordan De Goey to a new deal. Young forward Oli Henry is also yet to re-sign, along with the likes of Brown brothers Tyler and Callum, Trent Bianco, Will Hoskin-Elliott and Caleb Poulter. Rookie-listed player Tom Wilson is eligible to be retained for 2023 on a Category B contract should he not be selected by a rival club at the 2022 National Draft.

Off-contract: Trent BiancoCallum L. BrownTyler BrownIsaac Chugg (unrestricted free agent), Mason Cox* (unrestricted free agent), Jordan De Goey (restricted free agent), Oliver HenryWill Hoskin-ElliottWill KellyJack MadgenLiam McMahonCaleb PoulterTom Wilson

*Reported contract trigger met

Re-signed: Aiden Begg (2023), Darcy Cameron (2025), Josh Daicos (2024), Charlie Dean (2024), Jamie Elliott (2025), Jack Ginnivan (2024), Ashley Johnson (2023), Finlay Macrae (2024), Brayden Maynard (2025), Beau McCreery (2024), Reef McInnes (2024), Darcy Moore (2028), Nathan Murphy (2024), Isaac Quaynor (2025)

2023 losses: Jordan Roughead (retired)

Jordan De Goey during the 2022 AFL Round 1 match between St Kilda and Collingwood (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)


Bombers captain Dyson Heppell is yet to confirm his future at Tullamarine, while other players may face a wait on contracts given the club's uncertainty within their football department. South Australian Aaron Francis, energetic utility Matt Guelfi and James Stewart are also unsigned, while Cian McBride is eligible to be retained on a Rookie contract for next year following an AFL exemption.

Off-contract: Kaine BaldwinCody BrandTom CutlerJoshua EyreAaron FrancisMatt GuelfiBrayden HamDyson Heppell (unrestricted free agent), Tom HirdCian McBrideJye MenzieJames StewartAlec Waterman (unrestricted free agent)

Re-signed: Nikolas Cox (2024), Sam Durham (2024), Nick Hind (2024), Kyle Langford (2026), Jayden Laverde (2025), Nic Martin (2024), Andrew McGrath (2024), Archie Perkins (2024), Andrew Phillips (2023), Zach Reid (2025), Patrick Voss (2023), Tex Wanganeen (2024)

2023 losses: Michael Hurley (retired), Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (retired), Devon Smith (retired)


The Dockers have a handful of senior players unsigned as they continue their pursuit of Demons youngster Luke Jackson. Blake Acres, James Aish and Griffin Logue are among those yet to recommit, while trio Connor Blakely, Mitch Crowden and Bailey Banfield are eligible to exercise their rights as free agents.

Off-contract: Blake AcresJames AishBailey Banfield (unrestricted free agent), Connor Blakely (unrestricted free agent), Mitch Crowden (unrestricted free agent), Sebit KuekGriffin LogueSam SturtJoel WesternNathan Wilson

Re-signed: Jye Amiss (2025), Heath Chapman (2027), Travis Colyer (2023), Brennan Cox (2024), Neil Erasmus (2025), Michael Frederick (2026), Matthew Johnson (2025), Nathan O'Driscoll (2024), Alex Pearce (2025), Sam Switkowski (2024), Brandon Walker (2024), Michael Walters (2023), Karl Worner (2023), Hayden Young (2027)

2023 losses: David Mundy (retired)

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: Griffin Logue and Blake Acres of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the 2022 AFL Round 12 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Brisbane Lions at Optus Stadium on June 05, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)


The Cats are yet to lock away some star veterans for 2023, including forward Tom Hawkins and captain Joel Selwood. Young defender Zach Guthrie, forward Gary Rohan, wingman Isaac Smith and defender Zach Tuohy are also sure to be re-signed for next year.

Off-contract: Luke Dahlhaus (unrestricted free agent), Francis EvansZach GuthrieTom HawkinsShaun Higgins (unrestricted free agent), Quinton NarkleGary RohanJoel Selwood (unrestricted free agent), Sam SimpsonIsaac Smith (unrestricted free agent), Nick StevensPaul TsapatolisZach TuohyZane Williams

Re-signed: Toby Conway (2025), Oliver Dempsey (2023), Max Holmes (2024), Shannon Neale (2023), Mark O'Connor (2024), Brandan Parfitt (2024)

2023 losses: None

Gold Coast

Rejuvenated forward Levi Casboult is among a dozen Suns players still unsigned for 2023. Young Forward Izak Rankine is the biggest watch over the next month, with the talented livewire assessing his options between Gold Coast and Adelaide. Darcy MacPherson, Oleg Markov and Chris Burgess are among those facing an uncertain future.

Off-contract: Chris BurgessLevi Casboult (unrestricted free agent), Matt ConroyCharlie Constable (unrestricted free agent), Josh CorbettOskar FaulkeadDarcy MacPhersonOleg MarkovJez McLennan (unrestricted free agent), Patrick MurtaghRhys NichollsHewego Paul OeaIzak Rankine

Re-signed: Ben Ainsworth (2024), Mac Andrew (2025), Connor Budarick (2025), Caleb Graham (2026), Elijah Hollands (2024), Ben King (2024), Jack Lukosius (2026), Touk Miller (2027), Ned Moyle (2024), Lachie Weller (2026)

2023 losses: None

GWS Giants

The Giants could face a player exodus this off-season, with Tim Taranto, Tanner Bruhn and Bobby Hill gaining interest from rival clubs. Veteran Phil Davis is facing an uncertain future, while Xavier O'Halloran, Zach Sproule and Lachie Keeffe are among those also yet to recommit.

Off-contract: Jarrod Brander (unrestricted free agent), Kieren BriggsTanner BruhnPhil DavisBobby HillLachlan Keeffe (unrestricted free agent), Daniel Lloyd (unrestricted free agent), Xavier O'HalloranWill ShawZach Sproule (unrestricted free agent), Jake Stein (unrestricted free agent), Tim Taranto

Re-signed: Ryan Angwin (2024), Callum M Brown (2023), Isaac Cumming (2024), Josh Fahey (2024), Cameron Fleeton (2023), Cooper Hamilton (2023), Jesse Hogan (2024), Connor Idun (2026), Adam Kennedy (2024), James Peatling (2024), Jacob Wehr (2023)

2023 losses: Matt de Boer (retired)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Lachie Whitfield, Jacob Hopper and Tim Taranto of the Giants look dejected after losing the round 9 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Marvel Stadium on May 15, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)


The Hawks are yet to re-sign a number of senior names, including Jack Gunston, Liam Shiels and Kyle Hartigan, while Daniel Howe joins the aforementioned trio as a free agent. Tom Phillips also comes off-contract, as does Emerson Jeka, Connor Downie and Harry Morrison.

Off-contract: Tyler BrockmanJackson CallowConnor DownieJack Gunston (unrestricted free agent), Kyle Hartigan (unrestricted free agent), Daniel Howe (unrestricted free agent), Emerson JekaSeamus MitchellJosh MorrisHarry MorrisonTom PhillipsJack SaundersLiam Shiels (unrestricted free agent)

Re-signed: Sam Frost (2024), Denver Grainger-Barras (2024), Changkuoth Jiath (2024), Mitchell Lewis (2026), Ned Long (2023), Conor Nash (2024), Jack Scrimshaw (2024), James Sicily (2027)

2023 losses: Ben McEvoy (retired)


Luke Jackson is arguably the biggest fish of the off-season, with the premiership Demons tall tipped to join Fremantle this year. Jake Melksham and Jayden Hunt look to have played themselves into new deals in recent weeks, while Michael Hibberd is also yet to be retained for 2023.

Off-contract: Oskar BakerToby BedfordMitch Brown (unrestricted free agent), Michael HibberdJayden Hunt (unrestricted free agent), Luke JacksonJake MelkshamFraser RosmanJoel Smith

Re-signed: Jake Bowey (2024), Angus Brayshaw (2028), Bayley Fritsch (2026), Bailey Laurie (2024), Judd McVee (2023), Andy Moniz-Wakefield (2023), Clayton Oliver (2030), Deakyn Smith (2023), Charlie Spargo (2025), Tom Sparrow (2024), Daniel Turner (2024)

2023 losses: Majak Daw (retired)

Luke Jackson and Tim English during the 2022 AFL Round 1 match between Melbourne and Western Bulldogs (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

North Melbourne

Forward Cam Zurhaar hit pause on contract talks mid-year, with the Roos now set to rekindle those discussions in hope of retaining the Western Australian. Ben Cunnington, Todd Goldstein, Aaron Hall and Curtis Taylor are also set to make calls on their future.

Off-contract: Jed AndersonAtu BosenavulagiBen Cunnington (unrestricted free agent), Todd Goldstein (unrestricted free agent), Aaron HallKyron Hayden (unrestricted free agent), Matthew McGuinnessFlynn PerezBailey ScottCurtis TaylorKayne Turner (unrestricted free agent), Josh Walker (unrestricted free agent), Patrick WalkerLachie YoungCameron Zurhaar

Re-signed: Paul Curtis (2025), Tarryn Thomas (2024), Tristan Xerri (2025)

2023 losses: Tom Lynch (retired)

Port Adelaide

The Power look resigned to the concept of losing Karl Amon through free agency, with the wingman tipped to join Hawthorn. Travis Boak is expected to go around again, while question marks remain over the likes of Sam Mayes and Sam Skinner.

Off-contract: Karl Amon (unrestricted free agent), Travis Boak (unrestricted free agent), Trent Dumont (unrestricted free agent), Martin FrederickSam Mayes (unrestricted free agent), Jed McEnteeJackson MeadTaj SchofieldSam Skinner (unrestricted free agent)

Re-signed: Ryan Burton (2025), Zak Butters (2024), Willem Drew (2024), Xavier Duursma (2024), Dan Houston (2027), Lachlan Jones (2024), Ollie Lord (2024), Todd Marshall (2024), Trent McKenzie (2023), Jack Pasini (2024), Connor Rozee (2024), Josh Sinn (2025), Brynn Teakle (2023), Dante Visentini (2025)

2023 losses: Robbie Gray (retired), Steven Motlop (retired)


The Tigers have enjoyed a busy period of re-signings in recent weeks but still have some critical calls to make come their off-season. Trent Cotchin and Jack Riewoldt are yet to know their status for 2023, while youngster Riley Collier-Dawkins, Jack Ross, Maurice Rioli Junior and Sydney Stack are unsigned.

Off-contract: Jake AartsMate ColinaRiley Collier-DawkinsTrent Cotchin (unrestricted free agent), Will MartynBigoa Nyuon (unrestricted free agent), Jack Riewoldt (unrestricted free agent), Maurice RioliJack RossSydney Stack

Re-signed: Liam Baker (2024), Noah Cumberland (2024), Ben Miller (2024), Marlion Pickett (2023), Daniel Rioli (2027), Samson Ryan (2024), Jayden Short (2027), Tyler Sonsie (2025)

2023 losses: Josh Caddy (retired), Shane Edwards (retired), Kane Lambert (retired), Matthew Parker (released)

Jack Riewoldt during the round 22 AFL match between Richmond and Hawthorn on August 14, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Richmond Media)

St Kilda

The Saints have four names eligible for free agency in 2022, while several fringe players are yet to know where their future lies. Having already bid farewell to Paddy Ryder, Dean Kent, Dan Hannebery and Jarry Geary to retirement, the Saints could see their list of departures extend with incoming delistings.

Off-contract: Ryan ByrnesJack BytelTom Campbell (unrestricted free agent), Thomas HighmoreDarragh Joyce (unrestricted free agent), Jarrod Lienert (unrestricted free agent), Ben LongJack PerisMason Wood (unrestricted free agent)

Re-signed: Matthew Allison (2024), Josh Battle (2024), Dan Butler (2024), Jack Hayes (2024), Max Heath (2024), Rowan Marshall (2027), Daniel McKenzie (2023), Mitchito Owens (2025), Ben Paton (2024), Cooper Sharman (2024), Jack Steele (2027), Jimmy Webster (2023), Callum Wilkie (2024), Marcus Windhager (2025)

2023 losses: Jarryn Geary (retired), Dan Hannebery (retired), Dean Kent (retired), Josiah Kyle (delisted), Paddy Ryder (retired)


The Swans have 15 players off-contract, non bigger than superstar Lance Franklin. The 1000-goal forward will make a decision after the season has ended, with Franklin linked to a move north to Brisbane. Free agent Jake Lloyd hasn't re-signed yet either, while Harry Cunningham, Robbie Fox, Paddy McCartin and Sam Reid are among those also eligible for free agency.

Off-contract: James BellRyan ClarkeHarry Cunningham (unrestricted free agent), Robbie Fox (unrestricted free agent), Lance Franklin (restricted free agent), Will GouldJake Lloyd (unrestricted free agent), Paddy McCartin (unrestricted free agent), Sam Naismith (unrestricted free agent), Barry O'ConnorColin O'RiordanSam Reid (unrestricted free agent), Ben RonkeCallum SinclairLewis Taylor (unrestricted free agent)

Re-signed: Oliver Florent (2024), Errol Gulden (2024), Isaac Heeney (2028), Logan McDonald (2024), Justin McInerney (2026), Dane Rampe (2023), Matthew Roberts (2025)

2023 losses: Josh P. Kennedy (retired)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Lance Franklin of the Swans salutes the crowd as he leaves the field after kicking his 1000th goal during the 2022 AFL Round 02 match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 25, 2022 In Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

West Coast

The Eagles have seven free agents this off-season, highlighted by ruckman Nic Naitanui. The athletic Eagle is expected to re-sign, while a watch will be set on the likes of Jackson Nelson, Jamaine Jones and Connor West. Shannon Hurn also remains yet to recommit, but is also expected to re-sign.

Off-contract: Hugh Dixon (unrestricted free agent), Shannon Hurn (unrestricted free agent), Jamaine Jones (unrestricted free agent), Tom Joyce (unrestricted free agent), Declan MountfordPatrick Naish (unrestricted free agent), Nic Naitanui (unrestricted free agent), Jackson Nelson (unrestricted free agent), Jack ReddenJunior RioliZane TrewConnor WestBailey J. Williams

Re-signed: Thomas Barrass (2026), Campbell Chesser (2025), Thomas Cole (2025), Harry Edwards (2024), Callum Jamieson (2023), Luke Shuey (2023), Elliot Yeo (2024)

2023 losses: Josh J. Kennedy (retired), Luke Strnadica (released)

Western Bulldogs 

The Dogs have locked away a plethora of star players that entered the year off-contract, but midfielder Josh Dunkley is still without a contract for 2023. Free agent pair Jason Johannisen and Zaine Cordy are understood to be facing an unclear future at the Kennel, while Toby McLean and Taylor Duryea reach the end of their deals hampered by injury.

Off-contract: Louis ButlerZaine Cordy (unrestricted free agent), Josh DunkleyTaylor Duryea (unrestricted free agent), Riley GarciaJason Johannisen (unrestricted free agent), Stefan Martin (unrestricted free agent), Robbie McCombToby McLean (unrestricted free agent), Charlie ParkerCody RaakJosh SchacheMitch Wallis (unrestricted free agent), Rhylee West

Re-signed: Dominic Bedendo (2023), Bailey Dale (2027), Caleb Daniel (2026), Tim English (2024), Mitch Hannan (2023), Buku Khamis (2023), Jack Macrae (2027), Bailey Smith (2024)

2023 losses: None