The AFL has revealed the fixture for round one of the 2016 season.

Carlton and Richmond will once again face off on Thursday night to start the season, with Geelong and Hawthorn playing their now traditional Easter Monday blockbuster at the MCG.

The full fixture will be released on Thursday, October 29.

Round one fixture:

Thursday, March 24
Richmond v Carlton, MCG

Saturday
Melbourne v Greater Western Sydney, MCG
Gold Coast v Essendon, Metricon Stadium
Sydney Swans v Collingwood, ANZ Stadium
North Melbourne v Adelaide, Etihad Stadium

Sunday
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle, Etihad Stadium
Port Adelaide v St Kilda, Adelaide Oval
West Coast v Brisbane Lions, Domain Stadium

Monday
Geelong v Hawthorn, MCG