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.
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 Chee, Thomas Berry, Blake Coleman, Mitch Cox, Tom Fullarton, Darcy Gardiner (restricted free agent), Ryan Lester (unrestricted free agent), Connor McFadyen, Daniel McStay (unrestricted free agent), Carter Michael, Jaxon Prior, Deven Robertson, Mitch Robinson (unrestricted free agent), Ely Smith, Deividas Uosis, Dayne 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
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 Akuei, Jordan Boyd, Matthew Cottrell, David Cuningham, Ed Curnow (unrestricted free agent), Sam Durdin, Will Hayes, Josh Honey, Caleb Marchbank, Oscar McDonald (unrestricted free agent), Jack Newnes (unrestricted free agent), Lochie O'Brien (unrestricted free agent), Matthew Owies, Luke Parks, Will Setterfield, Liam Stocker
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 Bianco, Callum L. Brown, Tyler Brown, Isaac Chugg (unrestricted free agent), Mason Cox* (unrestricted free agent), Jordan De Goey (restricted free agent), Oliver Henry, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Will Kelly, Jack Madgen, Liam McMahon, Caleb Poulter, Tom 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)
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 Baldwin, Cody Brand, Tom Cutler, Joshua Eyre, Aaron Francis, Matt Guelfi, Brayden Ham, Dyson Heppell (unrestricted free agent), Tom Hird, Cian McBride, Jye Menzie, James Stewart, Alec 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)
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 Acres, James Aish, Bailey Banfield (unrestricted free agent), Connor Blakely (unrestricted free agent), Mitch Crowden (unrestricted free agent), Sebit Kuek, Griffin Logue, Sam Sturt, Joel Western, Nathan 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)
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 Evans, Zach Guthrie, Tom Hawkins, Shaun Higgins (unrestricted free agent), Quinton Narkle, Gary Rohan, Joel Selwood (unrestricted free agent), Sam Simpson, Isaac Smith (unrestricted free agent), Nick Stevens, Paul Tsapatolis, Zach Tuohy, Zane Williams
2023 losses: None
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 Burgess, Levi Casboult (unrestricted free agent), Matt Conroy, Charlie Constable (unrestricted free agent), Josh Corbett, Oskar Faulkead, Darcy MacPherson, Oleg Markov, Jez McLennan (unrestricted free agent), Patrick Murtagh, Rhys Nicholls, Hewego Paul Oea, Izak 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
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 Briggs, Tanner Bruhn, Phil Davis, Bobby Hill, Lachlan Keeffe (unrestricted free agent), Daniel Lloyd (unrestricted free agent), Xavier O'Halloran, Will Shaw, Zach 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)
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 Brockman, Jackson Callow, Connor Downie, Jack Gunston (unrestricted free agent), Kyle Hartigan (unrestricted free agent), Daniel Howe (unrestricted free agent), Emerson Jeka, Seamus Mitchell, Josh Morris, Harry Morrison, Tom Phillips, Jack Saunders, Liam Shiels (unrestricted free agent)
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.
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)
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 Anderson, Atu Bosenavulagi, Ben Cunnington (unrestricted free agent), Todd Goldstein (unrestricted free agent), Aaron Hall, Kyron Hayden (unrestricted free agent), Matthew McGuinness, Flynn Perez, Bailey Scott, Curtis Taylor, Kayne Turner (unrestricted free agent), Josh Walker (unrestricted free agent), Patrick Walker, Lachie Young, Cameron Zurhaar
2023 losses: Tom Lynch (retired)
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 Frederick, Sam Mayes (unrestricted free agent), Jed McEntee, Jackson Mead, Taj Schofield, Sam 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)
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 Aarts, Mate Colina, Riley Collier-Dawkins, Trent Cotchin (unrestricted free agent), Will Martyn, Bigoa Nyuon (unrestricted free agent), Jack Riewoldt (unrestricted free agent), Maurice Rioli, Jack Ross, Sydney Stack
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 Byrnes, Jack Bytel, Tom Campbell (unrestricted free agent), Thomas Highmore, Darragh Joyce (unrestricted free agent), Jarrod Lienert (unrestricted free agent), Ben Long, Jack Peris, Mason 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)
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 Bell, Ryan Clarke, Harry Cunningham (unrestricted free agent), Robbie Fox (unrestricted free agent), Lance Franklin (restricted free agent), Will Gould, Jake Lloyd (unrestricted free agent), Paddy McCartin (unrestricted free agent), Sam Naismith (unrestricted free agent), Barry O'Connor, Colin O'Riordan, Sam Reid (unrestricted free agent), Ben Ronke, Callum Sinclair, Lewis Taylor (unrestricted free agent)
2023 losses: Josh P. Kennedy (retired)
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 Mountford, Patrick Naish (unrestricted free agent), Nic Naitanui (unrestricted free agent), Jackson Nelson (unrestricted free agent), Jack Redden, Junior Rioli, Zane Trew, Connor West, Bailey J. Williams
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 Butler, Zaine Cordy (unrestricted free agent), Josh Dunkley, Taylor Duryea (unrestricted free agent), Riley Garcia, Jason Johannisen (unrestricted free agent), Stefan Martin (unrestricted free agent), Robbie McComb, Toby McLean (unrestricted free agent), Charlie Parker, Cody Raak, Josh Schache, Mitch Wallis (unrestricted free agent), Rhylee West
2023 losses: None