AFL Grand Final – Everything You Need to Know

Ben H / 25 September 2023

Last Updated on 27 September 2023

16Brisbane Lions Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
16Sydney #N/A Collingwood 81 56.80% #N/A
16Adelaide #N/A Brisbane 76 43.20% #N/A

AFL Grand Final 2023

This year’s Toyota Premiership AFL Grand Final will have hearts pounding across the nation as the Collingwood Magpies take on the Brisbane Lions at the MCG to see which team will reign as champions of this years AFL season! Here is all the information you will need about the who, what, where, and when for this year’s AFL Grand Final.

Date, Time, and Venue

This year the AFL Grand Final will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the MCG, Victoria. Kick-off will begin around 2:30 pm AEST.

AFL Grand Final Schedule

  • 1:00 pm – Gates will open at Accor Stadium
  • 1:20 pm – State Championship kick-off
  • 3:35 pm – NRLW Premiership Grand Final Kick-off
  • 7:30 pm – NRL Premiership Grand Final Kick-off
  • 9:30 pm – Lap of Honour and post-match presentation


AFL Grand Final Tickets

  • Category – $448 Adult / $381 Concession
  • Category – $437 Adult / $371 Concession
  • Category – $404 Adult / $343 Concession
  • Category – $372 Adult / $316 Concession
  • Category – $328 Adult / $279 Concession
  • Category – $274 Adult / $233 Concession
  • Category – $185 Adult / $157 Concession
  • R’View / Standing – $155 Adult / $132 Concession

The Fancy Stuff

  • Inner Sanctum – $5,810
  • In-Ground Dining – $3,310
  • Off-Site Dining – $2,275
  • On Location – $1,995
  • Grand Final Pass – $1,495
  • Exclusive Events – $325


There are two main ways to get to the AFL Grand Final which hands down trump the rest, by train, and by tram. In this section, we will cover how to get to the MCG by train and Tram and also information regarding travel by car.

Arriving by Train

Trains will be flowing all day throughout the AFL Grand Final event to ensure that the tens of thousands of fans will have a smooth and easy ride to and from their destination.

Trains stopping at Jolimont Station (also known as MCG Station) is North of the MCG and offers a nice stroll through Yarra Park to the Ground, to get to Jolimont station use any train from the Central Metro area heading to Hurstbridge or Epping.

If you wish to go to Richmond Station on the South Eastern side of the MCG take the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston, or Sandringham Lines. Richmond station is typically used by commuters travelling from the southeastern suburbs, with a slightly longer walk to the MCG however allows you to walk past Punt Road Oval bringing you up to the Shane Warne Stand side of the MCG.

Arriving by Tram

Melbourne Trams will be running trams throughout the day directly to the MCG to ensure passenger flow is as smooth as possible.

  • No. 75 – City-Vermont South, Travelling along Flinders Street, connecting to eastern suburbs at Wellington Parade, stopping just outside the MCG.
  • No. 48 – Dockland / City-North Balwyn, Travelling down Collins Street, connecting with the Eastern suburbs at Wellington Parade, stopping just outside the MCG.
  • No. 70 – Dockland / City-Wattle Park, this tram travels through Flinders Street, detouring via Melbourne Park with the tram stop only a short walk across the footbridge to the MCG.

You may wish to check your AFL ticketing information as some tickets have public transport included.

Arriving by Car

There is no general parking available for the AFL Grand Final as it is reserved for accessibility and for accredited passholders only, fans with an accessible parking permit may pre-book their parking online here.


Watching at Home

For the rest of Australia hammering down and fighting to snag a ticket to the AFL Grand Final, it is available to watch nationally broadcasted live on channel Seven, 7 Plus and Kayo Sports.


AFL Grand Final Parade

This year the AFL Grand Final Parade will be held at the Melbourne Park Live Site with a otorcade heading through Birrarung Maar, then Footy Festival at Yarra Park, before making its final resting spot at Gate 3 of the MCG.

The AFL Grand Final Parade will take place on Friday the 29th of September from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm from Wednesday the 27th to Friday the 29th of September between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Footy Festival

Footy Festival is back once again this September from Wednesday the 27th to Friday the 30th of September.

What to Expect

Meet your favourite players

Get up close to your favourite players from the AFL and AFLW including meet-and-greet opportunities.


There are plenty of activities available to the public each day including:

  • Meet you favourite players
  • Giveaways
  • Toyota Feeling it Stage (win AFL Grand Final Tickets)
  • Coles Healthy Kicks
  • Continental Tyres Ferris Wheel
  • Macca’s Kick2Kick Zone
  • Auskick registration
  • Bunnings Fan Warehouse
  • The Chemist Warehouse Finals Locker Room
  • Monster Energy Rig
  • Rebel Goal of the Year
  • Solo So High
  • Mo Zone

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AFL Grand Final Injuries

Brisbane Lions

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Keidan ColemanKneeSeason
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Collingwood Magpies

Harry DeMattiaFinger1-2 Weeks
Josh EyreHamstring4-5 Weeks
Nathan KreugerCalf1-2 Weeks
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Ben H
Ben Harris is the Communications Manager for KRUZEY, an AFL and NRL expert, and writer. He has one daughter that he loves dearly and five... [Read full bio]

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