The 2024 VFL season is set to commence on the weekend of March 23-24, running until late September as a 21-team competition.

The opening round of the VFL fixture will fall in week two of the AFL season, while the third weekend of the state league will see the entire competition have a bye as a VFL representative side makes the trip to South Australia to face their SANFL counterparts.

All 21 teams will play 18 games during the season across 21 rounds, with each side having three bye weekends.

Following the introduction of a Wildcard Round to open the finals this year, the VFL will again have a round of do-or-die finals for clubs that finish between seventh and 10th on the ladder.

The 2024 Wildcard Round will commence on the weekend of August 24-25, with the VFL Grand Final to take place a month later on Sunday, September 22.

The VFLW season will also commence across March 23-24, with a 14-week home and away season confirmed for the Women's competition. There will be no competition byes for the 14 clubs participating.

A four-week 2024 VFLW finals series will take place on the weekend of June 29-30, concluding with the season decider on Sunday, July 21. 

The AFL has confirmed full season fixtures for the VFL and VFLW will be released in the new year.