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Australian Football

For a unique and truly Melbourne sporting experience, head to the MCG or Etihad Stadium to watch an AFL (Australian Football League) game. Also known as 'Aussie Rules', the popularity of the game in Victoria often approaches obsession and is the sport of choice all through winter. So rug up and revel in the excitement of one of the city's favourite pastimes.

Winter madness

The cold weather does nothing to dampen the spirits of Victoria's rabid football fans. With average matches in Melbourne sometimes attracting an almost capacity crowd of vocal, yet peaceful, supporters, this is not an experience to be missed. Time a holiday to Melbourne to coincide with your home team's visit, or if you're coming from overseas - choose a team, buy a scarf and join with all the other screaming fans.  
 
The winner's trophy
Played in the winter months from March to September, AFL games are held on Friday nights, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Over 23 weeks of the year, 18 teams from all over Australia battle it out for their spot in the final eight and the chance to progress through September's final series into the AFL Grand Final – when thousands of fans pack the stands of the MCG. Millions more tune in around the country and around the world, via satellite, for a piece of the action.

Catch a game

Collingwood vs Essendon, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 6 – AFL

25 - 27 Apr 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 6 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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Geelong Cats vs Richmond, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 7 – AFL

2 - 5 May 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 7 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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Western Bulldogs vs Sydney Swans, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 8 – AFL

10 - 12 May 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 8 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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North Melbourne vs Melbourne, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 9 – AFL

16 - 18 May 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 9 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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Carlton vs Adelaide, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 10 – AFL

23 - 25 May 2014

Barrack hard as your team hits round 10 of the AFL Premiership Season, at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

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Essendon vs Richmond, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 11 – AFL

29 May - 1 Jun 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 11 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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Carlton vs Geelong Cats, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 12 – AFL

6 - 9 Jun 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 12 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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Carlton vs Hawthorn, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 13 – AFL

13 - 15 Jun 2014

Barrack hard as your team hits round 13 of the AFL Premiership Season, at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

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Hawthorn vs Collingwood, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 14 – AFL

20 - 22 Jun 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 14 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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St Kilda vs Richmond, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 15 – AFL

27 - 29 Jun 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 15 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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Essendon vs Western Bulldogs, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 16 – AFL

4 - 6 Jul 2014

Barrack hard as your team hits round 16 of the AFL Premiership Season, at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

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Hawthorn vs West Coast Eagles, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 17 – AFL

12 - 13 Jul 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 17 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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North Melbourne vs Carlton, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 18 – AFL

18 - 27 Jul 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 18 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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St Kilda vs Richmond, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 19 – AFL

2 - 3 Aug 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 19 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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Hawthorn vs Essendon, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 20 – AFL

8 - 10 Aug 2014

Barrack hard as your team hits round 20 of the AFL Premiership Season, at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

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Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 21 – AFL

15 - 17 Aug 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 21 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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Hawthorn vs St Kilda, australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 22 – AFL

23 - 24 Aug 2014

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 22 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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AFL final

AFL Finals Series

5 - 27 Sep 2014

Choose a team, scoff a meat pie and barrack hard with passionate Melburnians at this spectacular crescendo of 22 weeks of the Aussie Rules season.

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