Footy fans are relishing the 125th AFL season, which is set to kick off this March. The 2021 edition will take place at stadiums across the country, with a welcome return to Victoria.
Richmond are currently the reigning Premiers and are now in line to take out a third straight Grand Final, and fourth in five years. Find out how to watch the game either live or via On Demand replays.
Must See 2021 AFL Live TV
The 2021 AFL Premiership is set to be a fascinating affair with five major teams in with a shout of reaching the final on September 25th. The coronavirus may have impacted the sport last year and taken AFL away from its spiritual home in Victoria, but that is all set to change in 2021.
All Victoria teams, such as Geelong, Richmond and Melbourne can play home game this year, and the Grand Final will be played again at the MCG instead of further north at The Gabba.
2021 Toyota AFL Premiership
When: March – September 2021
Where: Queensland, Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania
This year’s AFL Premiership can be watched live on Free to Air TV via the Seven Network. However, if you can’t watch the game as it happens, you can get full replays On Demand with Foxtel and Kayo. Check out our Grand Final fixture guide below.:
AFL 2021 Fixtures LIVE TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Thu, Mar 18||Richmond vs. Carlton||LIVE: 7.25pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Fri, Mar 19||Collingwood vs. Western Bulldogs||LIVE: 7.50pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Mar 20||Melbourne vs. Fremantle||LIVE: 1.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Mar 20||Adelaide Crows vs. Geelong Cats||LIVE: 4.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Mar 20||Essendon vs. Hawthorn||LIVE: 7.25pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Mar 20||Brisbane Lions vs. Sydney Swans||LIVE: 7.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Mar 21||North Melbourne vs. Port Adelaide||LIVE: 1.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Mar 21||GWS Giants vs. St Kilda||LIVE: 3.20pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Mar 21||West Coast Eagles vs. Gold Coast Suns||LIVE: 6.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Above events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The AFL TV replays will be available exclusively on Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) for several days .
Watch or Stream the AFL Live
While the free to air AFL telecasts are limited to an average of four contests in each round, the Fox Footy channel (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide the most complete live coverage with no ad-breaks during play before the grand final. This includes watching the AFL live online with eligible mobile and internet connected devices (PC & Mac excluded) using the Foxtel Go app, and replays so you can enjoy the action no matter your schedule.
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Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same Fox Footy broadcasts, and include the convenience of streaming the AFL free and Live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo also have a split-view feature so you can watch up to four live events at the same time, ensuring you never miss a key moment of the wide range of sport listed in the Kayo TV guide. This offer also applies to existing Telstra customers, to get started just visit the website listed below.
Stream the AFL with Kayo Sports FREE trial
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every action from BBL, NBA, A-League, FA Cup, NFL and more – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
AFL on Free to Air
Continuing in 2021, the twenty-three rounds of the AFL Premiership will be for the most part held across three days a week, Friday to Sunday. The AFL Free to Air coverage on Seven Network will include live telecasts of the Friday night game, up to two matches on Saturday, one contest on Sunday afternoon, and any games that fall on a public holiday, a Monday or a Thursday. Channel 7 will also broadcast the entire Final series live, including the Grand Final.
Channel Seven vs Foxtel/Kayo
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited, Foxtel and Kayo Sports will televise every game in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with up to five exclusive matches each week including the games on Saturday and Sunday night. Additionally, the Kayo Sports AFL coverage will include the option to pause, rewind, check scores, watch multiple matches and other fan friendly features.
|Day / Time / Event||Channel|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Evening||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Evening||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
The above listing offers a guide for what games are shown on each channel, Australia-wide, and does not reflect Channel Seven’s free to air state-to-state variations which may also include:
New South Wales (NSW) – Sydney: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
Queensland (QLD) – Brisbane: All Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
South Australia (SA) – Adelaide: All Port Adelaide Power and Adelaide Crows matches will be televised by the Seven Network across Channel 7, as well as 7Mate and 7HD.
Western Australia (WA) – Perth: All Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles matches will be televised by the Seven Network, live, alternating between Channel 7 and 7Mate.
ACT – Canberra: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
Victoria – Melbourne: No special Free to Air broadcasting arrangements apply.
Northern Territories (NT) – Darwin: No special Free to Air broadcasting arrangements apply.
Tasmania – Hobart: No special Free to Air broadcasting arrangements apply.