Former Brisbane and Carlton midfielder Mitch Robinson has ventured to the Top End in his first move since leaving the AFL.

After confirming his time with the Lions had come to an end after their finals exit in September, Robinson is set to pull on the boots as early as this weekend after joining Northern Territory Football League side the Darwin Buffaloes for the rest of their season.

Robinson confirmed he has joined the NT club for the remainder of their 2022/23 campaign, bringing with him 247 games of AFL experience.

"Rapt to to be playing for the Darwin Buffaloes for the rest of the season," Robinson tweeted on Thursday.

"Buffs has embraced me for 13 years helping me train in the off-season, can't wait to get stuck into it! First game Sunday."

The Buffaloes currently sit in fourth spot on the NTFL premier division ladder after three games, having recorded two wins and one loss.

Robinson is set to join an array of ex-AFL talent across the campaign, with the likes of Gary Ablett Jnr., Eddie Betts, Travis Varcoe, Harley Bennell and Hamish Hartlett among those plyig their trade in the Northern Territory.

Recently delisted Roo Jed Anderson could join Robinson in landing with the Buffaloes, with the midfielder having trained with the club since departing Arden Street.

“Jed might have some opportunities, I'm not sure what the go is with Jed just yet,” Darwin coach Cameron told News Corp.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Jed Anderson of the Kangaroos handballs during the round 16 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

“Being a local he's always down at the club when he's back in Darwin.”

Anderson was axed by the Roos after seven years with the club, ending his time in the league at 99 games following stints with Hawthorn and North Melbourne.