Triple premiership Tiger Bachar Houli has been airlifted from Canberra to a Melbourne hospital after sustaining injuries in a car accident near the nation's capital.

It is understood that Houli, 35, and a group of friends were camping in the ACT, with the former Tiger and a friend inside a ute that flipped, both men sustained serious injuries.

After being admitted to a hospital in Canberra, it was found that Houli had sustained a broken pelvis as well as a litany of other fractures.

Houli was then airlifted from Canberra back to Melbourne to both be near family and friends, as well as receive further treatment.

As reported by Newscorp, the Richmond Football Club claimed they were aware of the incident involving its former player, however, no further details were made known.

Houli played 232 games for both Richmond and Essendon across the course of a 15-year career that ended in 2021.

The bearded backman and devout Muslim played key roles in the Tigers' trio of premierships between 2017 and 2020, pushing Richmond star Dustin Martin hard for Norm Smith honours on a pair of occasions.