A list of the AFL free to air tv fixtures for this round
The 2018 AFL Premiership is fully underway, with local derbies, intense rivalries and key matches being held each week as the top eight sides look to advance in the Finals series, and earn a trip to the Grand Final on Saturday the 29th of September.

The Richmond Tigers are the defending Premiers, but a number of teams are playing footy at a high level so it’s anyone’s guess who will be the last side standing, and you can enjoy the action using a standard or HD TV, as well as live streaming options with a Free trial.

AFL 2018 Live TV Preview

The Essendon Bombers will take on the Geelong Cats at the MCG in a game of significant consequence this Saturday afternoon. The proud Bombers, expected to push high into the top eight by many pundits prior to this season, are languishing at 2-6, and are facing huge pressure after going down to their winless rivals, the Blues, last weekend. The Cats will head into the game as strong favourites, and they will be confident they can dispose of the struggling Bombers. Essendon, however, are more than capable of lifting their game a notch or three and will have plenty of motivation to bounce back in this one.

The Richmond Tigers and the West Coast Eagles have opened up a two-game buffer on the rest of the league, and they will fight it out in the match of the round at Optus Stadium in Perth this Sunday afternoon. The Eagles have surprised everyone with a fantastic start to the season, winning seven games in a row after losing their opening round encounter. They sit in second place behind only the reigning premiers in the Tigers, who have scored the most points and conceded the least points in the league. The Eagles are a difficult prospect in Perth, but Richmond have generally played well in the west in recent seasons. Expect an extremely tight battle to close out the round, but don’t look for every match of the AFL on Free to Air to be shown live online.

LIVE AFL TV Fixtures this Round

Fri May 18: Adelaide v Bulldogs 7.30pm (Seven/Fox)
Sat May 19: N Melbourne v GWS Giants 1.30pm (Fox)
Sat May 19: GC Suns v Port Adelaide 3.00pm (Fox)
Sat May 19: Essendon v Geelong 4.30pm (Fox)
Sat May 19: Sydney v Fremantle at 7.00pm (Fox)
Sat May 19: St Kilda v Collingwood 7.20pm (Seven/Fox)
Sun May 20: Carlton v Melbourne 1.00pm (Fox)
Sun May 20: Brisbane v Hawthorn 3.00pm (Seven/Fox)
Sun May 20: WC Eagles v Richmond 4.30pm (Fox

Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. AFL match replays available through-out the week.

Watch the AFL – Free Live TV Offer

If you are looking for AFL action then Foxtel is the place for you, with every game of every round of the 2018 season shown live and in HD, with no ad-breaks through Fox Footy (excluding the grand final). This includes a good number of great matches not available on Free to Air, and replays of the games you may have missed.

So if you’re a resident of Australia check out the Foxtel Now Free TV trial which is available to both new and existing Foxtel users, and will broadcast this exciting Footy round live online (Mac & PC excluded)*, as well as offering AFL mobile streaming options through the Foxtel Go app within minutes of getting started.

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Watch every match of the 2018 AFL Premiership LIVE online (Mac & PC excluded) before the grand final!

AFL Free to Air Broadcast Guide

New South Wales – Sydney: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.

Queensland – 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 – 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.

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, NT – Darwin, Tasmania – Hobart: No special channel 7 broadcasting arrangements apply.

Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures

While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to an average of three contests per week, Foxtel will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with up to five exclusive games each week to include the late matches on both Saturday and Sunday.

Friday Night: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Afternoon Game 1: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Afternoon Game 2: Foxtel
Saturday Evening: Foxtel
Saturday Night Game 1: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Saturday Night Game 2: Foxtel
Sunday Afternoon Game 1: Foxtel
Sunday Afternoon Game 2: Ch. 7 and Foxtel
Sunday Evening: Foxtel
Monday & Public Holidays: Ch. 7 and Foxtel

Australia Regional Television Times

Use this City and State chart to determine what time the match will start in your location. For example, games that kick off at 8.00pm in Melbourne will be broadcast at 7.30pm in Adelaide and at 6.00pm in Perth, based on their time differences.

Sydney, NSW: 7.00pm
Brisbane, QLD: 7.00pm
Melbourne, VIC: 7.00pm
Hobart, TAS: 7.00pm
Canberra, ACT: 7.00pm
Adelaide, SA: 6.30pm
Darwin, NT: 6.30pm
Perth, WA: 5.00pm

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  1. Ron Curwood April 13, 2018 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    During commonwealth games there was no coverage Friday night football on 7mate in Queensland . Why is that

    • Steve Johnson April 14, 2018 at 2:41 am - Reply

      Hello Ron

      I found this explanation, and Gold Coast games end Sunday so that should be the last of it:

      “When the AFL and state league fixtures were announced it was revealed that channel Seven would not show the early round matches if they clashed with the Commonwealth Games.”

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