The full schedule for the 2023 AFL Grand Final has been locked in.
A two-and-a-quarter-hour window will see the pre-game events take place, starting with the Grand Final Sprint heats at 12:15 (all times listed AEST).
The Motorcade including this year's retiring class will do a lap of the MCG at 1:31pm as we reach the final hour before the decider, with performances from Australian icon Mike Brady and world-famous rock band KISS to follow.
Both teams will enter the ground from 2:13pm before a Welcome to Country and the Australian National Anthem, which will lead us to the coin toss two minutes before the opening bounce.
Mark Seymour and The Undertow along with Kate Miller-Heidke will perform the half-time entertainment.
Post-game, the Norm Smith Medal will be presented by Chris Judd, while the Jock McHale Medal will be presented by Mark Thompson.
The umpires' medals will be presented by Glenn James.
The premiership cup will be presented by either Leigh Matthews (Brisbane) or Peter Moore (Collingwood) - depending on the victor.
2023 AFL Grand Final schedule
|12.15pm||Coles Grand Final Sprint Heats|
|12.38pm||Coles Grand Final Sprint Final|
|1:31pm||Grand Final Motorcade in Toyota HiLux vehicles|
|1.36pm||Mike Brady performance|
|1.42pm||Telstra Pre-Game Entertainment – KISS performance|
|2.11pm||Umpire entry and Toyota match ball delivery|
|2.13pm to 2.16pm||Teams enter|
|2.24pm||Delivery of the 2023 Premiership Cup by Josh Kennedy, Premiership Cup Ambassador|
|2.25pm||MC Hamish McLachlan – Intro Welcome to Country|
|2.25pm||Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin Hunter Jnr.|
|2.26pm||National anthem performed by Kate Miller-Heidke|
|2.30pm||2023 Toyota AFL Grand Final commences|