The 2022 VFL season will be played between Friday, March 25 and Sunday, September 18, when it concludes with the VFL Grand Final. Here is your guide to watching every game on TV, or live streaming state league Aussie Rules online.
There were no premiers awarded for the past two seasons of the VFL, which were heavily impacted by COVID-19, with Richmond the reigning premiers from their 2019 Grand Final win.
Most rounds of the VFL season will see 10 matches played, with one club having a bye. They are generally split into one Friday, six on Saturday and three on Sunday, although there can be differences from time to time.
Under the terms of the VFL TV deal, all nine games are available to both watch on TV, and live stream online. You can scroll down to the bottom of this article to see which games are coming up this weekend.
How to watch the VFL on TV in Australia
VFL broadcast partner Channel 7 will show a weekly game plus finals, live and free on 7 in Victoria and 7Plus nationally. Fans can catch up from anywhere around the nation on 7plus.
Channel 7 can be found on digital TV at Channel 70 in high definition and 71 in standard definition, while it can be found on Foxtel at Channel 107. Some states may broadcast the game on 7Mate or 7Two, and Zero Hanger suggests checking your local guides to confirm which channel the game will be broadcast on.
How to live stream the VFL online
If you're looking to live stream the VFL, then there are a number of options available to you.
Those games broadcast on Channel 7 will enable you to live stream the match for free through the network's own live stream platform, known as 7plus. Signing up with a valid account and login details will suffice to live stream matches for free through this platform.
How to watch VFL this week
All times listed below are AEST.
Friday, May 27
|2:05pm||Sydney Swans vs Richmond Tigers||
Lakeside Oval, NSW
Saturday, May 28
|12:05pm||Southport Sharks vs Brisbane Lions||Austworld Centre Oval||AFL.com.au|
|2:05pm||Williamstown Seagulls vs Footscray Bulldogs||Williamstown Oval, VIC||AFL.com.au|
|3:05pm||Gold Coast Suns vs Hawthorn Hawks||Metricon Stadium, QLD|
Sunday, May 29
|11:35am||Essendon Bombers vs Coburh Lions||
Windy Hill, VIC
|12:00pm||Werribee Tigers vs Collingwood Magpies||Avalon Airport Oval, VIC||Channel 7||7 Plus, AFL.com.au|
|12:05pm||Geelong Cats vs GWS Giants||GMHBA Stadium, VIC||AFL.com.au|
|1:05pm||Northern Bullants vs Carlton Blues||Genis Steel Oval, VIC||AFL.com.au|
|2:05pm||Frankston Dolphins vs Casey Demons||Skybus Stadium, VIC||AFL.com.au|
|2:15pm||Sandringham Zebras vs North Melbourne Kangaroos||Trevor Barker Beach OVal|
The VFL season features 22 home and away rounds, with each team to play 18 games during that time, before a four-week finals series to determine the eventual premiers.