2023 AFLW Season Eight kicks off

Wednesday 30 August 2023

Three AFLW players from Collingwood embrace and celebrate a goal.

Melbourne will take on Collingwood on Friday 1 September to launch this year’s AFLW season at Ikon Park in Carlton North’s Princes Park. 

Collingwood’s first home game will take place at Victoria Park on Sunday 10 September for Round 2, against Fremantle. 

If you’d like to head down and cheer on our hometown heroes, here’s what you need to know: 

2023 AFLW Season Eight fixture

Full 2023 AFLW Season Eight fixture

Collingwood Football Club’s matches

Richmond Football Club’s matches at Swinburne Centre

Going to the game

Buy tickets

AFLW games are ticketed events.


Entry will be $10 each for adults, with those under 18 allowed into matches for free, however they must redeem a free ticket prior to attending the venue. Tickets won’t be available at the ground on the day.

How to get to the ground

Victoria Park train station is just a two-minute walk away. There are lots of bike paths nearby, too. Please lock your bike outside the ground. Car parking is limited.

Don't BYO alcohol

AFLW games are licensed events, just like AFL games. You will be able to buy alcohol there, but you can't bring your own.

Leave your pooch at home

Please don’t bring your dog to the games. Assistance animals are allowed.

Temporary Infrastructure

To reduce heavy and repeated bump in activities, the following temporary infrastructure will remain on-site for the duration of the AFLW season as per previous seasons.

  • Portable Toilets
  • Customer Service Ticket booth
  • Camera Scaffold Platforms
  • Temporary Fencing and Crowd Control Barriers around the perimeter of the venue.

Victoria Park Access on AFLW game days 

Victoria Park Oval (playing surface) will be closed to public from 8am on the morning of each event. We advise people to find alternative parklands for recreational use. 

Victoria Park Stadium will be closed to public from 9am in Rounds 2 and 8 and from 11am in Round 3

The venue will re-open 1.5 hours following the conclusion of each match. This will allow for the safe set up and pack down of the venue whilst protecting the surrounding areas. 

Please note that some parking spaces around the venue may be impacted during the bump in and out of equipment.

Sunday 10 September
Pre-Game Stadium Closed: From 9am 
Post-Game Stadium Open: 4.30pm 

Sunday 17 September
Pre-Game Stadium Closed: From 11am 
Post-Game Stadium Open: 6.30pm 

Sunday 22 October
Pre-Game Stadium Closed: From 9am 
Post-Game Stadium Open: 4.30pm 

Round 10 (Date and Time TBC) Weekend of Friday 3 November
Pre-Game Stadium Closed : No public access 4 hours prior to match start
Post-Game Stadium Open: No Public Access following the safe exit of patrons from the venue for 1.5 hours

Set up/Pack down

The week leading into each event date will see increased activity around Victoria Park. Specifically, from Friday through to Monday on each event weekend, being the main period large equipment will be bumped in or out.

Following the conclusion of each match, venue staff will ensure the venue is cleaned and accessible for all members of the community. This includes the removal of all event waste, cable ties, and the re-opening of venue gates.

Parking Spaces

Car parks along Abbot Street, Turner Street and Bath Street will be impacted for event day operations.  

  • Six parking bays on the corner of Abbott Street and Lulie Street will be reserved for media broadcast trucks on event days.
  • Two parking bays on Turner Street and Bath Street will be reserved to assist the bump in and out of event fencing & toilets on the immediate days leading up to and following each event.

Noise Levels

The Collingwood Football Club has undertaken careful planning to ensure that the event complies with the City of Yarra’s amplified sound requirements. Timings of amplified noise will be pre-game, quarter time and half-time breaks and post-game. This includes the game siren and in case of any emergency announcements. A scheduled sound check will take place half an hour prior to gates opening at each event day.


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