2023 VFL season
Date24 March – 24 September
Teams21
PremiersGold Coast
1st premiership
Minor premiersGold Coast
1st minor premiership
J. J. Liston TrophyJarryd Lyons
(Brisbane – 26 votes)
Leading goalkickerChris Burgess
Brodie McLaughlin
(Gold Coast – 51 goals)
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The 2023 Victorian Football League season was the 141st season of the Victorian Football Association/Victorian Football League, a second-tier Australian rules football competition played in the states of Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. The season commenced on 25 March and concluded with the grand final on 24 September.[1]

Gold Coast reserves won its 1st premiership, defeating Werribee by 19 points in the grand final. It was the first time the VFA/VFL premiership was won by a non-Victorian team.[2]

Home-and-away season

All starting times are local time. Source: AFL.com.au

Round 1

Round 1
Friday, 24 March (7:05 pm) Carlton 10.9 (69) def. by Geelong 12.13 (85) Ikon Park Report
Saturday, 25 March (11:05 am) Collingwood 22.9 (141) def. Coburg 6.13 (49) Victoria Park Report
Saturday, 25 March (12:05 pm) Brisbane 10.10 (70) def. Werribee 10.9 (69) Brighton Homes Arena Report
Saturday, 25 March (1:05 pm) Gold Coast 12.11 (83) def. Williamstown 7.10 (52) Austworld Centre Oval Report
Saturday, 25 March (2:05 pm) Southport 17.16 (118) def. Sandringham 4.8 (32) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 25 March (2:05 pm) Casey 13.16 (94) def. Footscray 8.9 (57) Casey Fields Report
Saturday, 25 March (3:05 pm) North Melbourne 9.12 (66) def. by Port Melbourne 12.14 (86) Arden Street Oval Report
Sunday, 26 March (10:05 am) Sydney 10.10 (70) def. by Box Hill 14.13 (97) Tramway Oval Report
Sunday, 26 March (12:00 pm) Richmond 16.8 (104) def. Northern Bullants 8.9 (57) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 26 March (2:05 pm) Essendon 18.11 (119) def. Greater Western Sydney 5.9 (39) NEC Hangar Report
Bye
Frankston

Round 2

Round 2
Thursday, 30 March (3:45 pm) Footscray 13.7 (85) def. by Brisbane 14.9 (93) Marvel Stadium Report
Friday, 31 March (7:05 pm) Frankston 5.17 (47) def. by Williamstown 11.8 (74) Kinetic Stadium Report
Saturday, 1 April (11:05 am) North Melbourne 9.12 (66) def. Southport 8.10 (58) Arden Street Oval Report
Saturday, 1 April (12:55 pm) Greater Western Sydney 12.11 (83) def. Carlton 5.14 (44) GIANTS Stadium Report
Saturday, 1 April (2:05 pm) Coburg 4.12 (36) def. by Richmond 11.12 (78) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 1 April (7:05 pm) Port Melbourne 12.10 (82) def. by Collingwood 21.8 (134) ETU Stadium Report
Sunday, 2 April (10:25 am) Gold Coast 28.14 (182) def. Geelong 11.9 (75) Heritage Bank Stadium Report
Sunday, 2 April (11:05 am) Casey 13.11 (89) def. Sydney 6.11 (47) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 2 April (12:00 pm) Sandringham 19.12 (126) def. Essendon 14.5 (89) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Bye
Box Hill, Northern Bullants, Werribee

Round 3

Round 3
Thursday, 6 April (1:05 pm) Brisbane 17.16 (118) def. Collingwood 7.9 (51) Brighton Homes Arena Report
Friday, 7 April (12:30 pm) North Melbourne 6.10 (46) def. by Carlton 14.14 (98) Arden Street Oval Report
Friday, 7 April (2:05 am) Williamstown 19.10 (124) def. Port Melbourne 7.5 (47) DSV Stadium Report
Saturday, 8 April (11:45 am) Coburg 9.13 (67) def. by Greater Western Sydney 17.11 (113) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 8 April (12:05 pm) Southport 8.15 (63) def. by Werribee 12.14 (86) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 8 April (1:05 pm) Richmond 8.9 (57) def. by Footscray 12.8 (80) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 9 April (11:05 am) Sandringham 6.14 (50) def. by Gold Coast 9.13 (67) RSEA Park Report
Sunday, 9 April (1:05 pm) Northern Bullants 9.11 (65) def. by Essendon 12.16 (88) Preston City Oval Report
Sunday, 9 April (2:05 pm) Casey 16.13 (109) def. Frankston 7.7 (49) Casey Fields Report
Monday, 10 April (11:45 am) Geelong 7.10 (52) def. by Box Hill 16.11 (107) Melbourne Cricket Ground Report
Bye
Sydney

Round 4

Round 4
Friday, 14 April (7:05 pm) Carlton 9.14 (68) def. Richmond 8.11 (59) Ikon Park Report
Saturday, 15 April (12:05 pm) Brisbane 18.8 (116) def. Southport 14.13 (97) Brighton Homes Arena Report
Saturday, 15 April (12:35 pm) Sydney 12.7 (79) def. by North Melbourne 17.19 (121) Tramway Oval Report
Saturday, 15 April (1:05 pm) Werribee 5.17 (47) def. by Geelong 9.6 (60) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 15 April (2:05 pm) Port Melbourne 13.10 (88) def. Northern Bullants 9.9 (63) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 15 April (3:05 pm) Williamstown 16.14 (110) def. Coburg 8.8 (56) DSV Stadium Report
Sunday, 16 April (12:00 pm) Box Hill 17.12 (114) def. Collingwood 8.7 (55) Box Hill City Oval Report
Sunday, 16 April (1:45 pm) Sandringham 8.8 (56) def. by Frankston 12.10 (82) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Sunday, 16 April (2:05 pm) Essendon 5.12 (42) def. by Casey 12.10 (82) NEC Hangar Report
Bye
Footscray, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney

Round 5

Round 5
Saturday, 22 April (11:05 am) Greater Western Sydney 11.8 (74) def. by Brisbane 23.19 (157) Blacktown ISP Report
Saturday, 22 April (12:05 pm) Footscray 10.16 (76) def. by Southport 15.12 (102) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 22 April (1:05 pm) Box Hill 19.10 (124) def. Coburg 6.17 (53) Box Hill City Oval Report
Sunday, 23 April (11:05 am) Carlton 9.17 (71) def. Sandringham 10.8 (68) Ikon Park Report
Sunday, 23 April (12:00 pm) Collingwood 14.13 (97) def. Essendon 13.11 (89) AIA Centre Report
Sunday, 23 April (12:05 pm) Northern Bullants 14.9 (93) def. Sydney 9.12 (66) Preston City Oval Report
Sunday, 23 April (12:55 pm) Gold Coast 20.16 (136) def. North Melbourne 12.8 (80) Heritage Bank Stadium Report
Sunday, 23 April (1:35 pm) Casey 12.8 (82) def. by Richmond 14.10 (94) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 23 April (2:05 pm) Werribee 24.10 (154) def. Williamstown 9.7 (61) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Monday, 24 April (6:35 pm) Frankston 13.11 (89) def. by Port Melbourne 16.8 (104) Kinetic Stadium Report
Bye
Geelong

Round 6

Round 6
Saturday, 29 April (11:05 am) Footscray 9.15 (69) def. Carlton 9.10 (64) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 29 April (12:05 pm) Southport 18.20 (128) def. Northern Bullants 7.4 (46) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Sunday, 30 April (11:05 am) Richmond 9.10 (64) def. by Gold Coast 21.11 (137) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 30 April (12:00 pm) Coburg 7.6 (48) def. by Geelong 6.20 (56) Piranha Park Report
Sunday, 30 April (1:05 pm) Port Melbourne 10.11 (71) def. by Greater Western Sydney 11.7 (73) ETU Stadium Report
Sunday, 30 April (2:05 pm) Box Hill 11.10 (76) def. by Casey 16.10 (106) Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve Report
Bye
Brisbane, Collingwood, Essendon, Frankston, North Melbourne, Sandringham, Sydney, Werribee, Williamstown

Round 7

Round 7
Saturday, 6 May (11:05 am) Carlton 8.11 (59) def. by Brisbane 8.15 (63) Ikon Park Report
Saturday, 6 May (12:05 pm) Gold Coast 17.10 (112) def. Casey 13.14 (92) Heritage Bank Stadium Report
Saturday, 6 May (12:05 pm) Frankston 9.6 (60) def. Sydney 7.15 (57) Kinetic Stadium Report
Saturday, 6 May (12:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 15.7 (97) def. Footscray 12.12 (84) Blacktown ISP Report
Saturday, 6 May (2:05 pm) Northern Bullants 8.3 (51) def. by Box Hill 15.18 (108) Preston City Oval Report
Sunday, 7 May (12:00 pm) Geelong 10.4 (64) def. by Southport 16.12 (108) GMHBA Stadium Report
Sunday, 7 May (12:00 pm) Williamstown 9.14 (68) def. Collingwood 6.8 (44) DSV Stadium Report
Sunday, 7 May (1:05 pm) North Melbourne 14.16 (100) def. Sandringham 4.10 (34) Arden Street Oval Report
Sunday, 7 May (2:05 pm) Essendon 8.5 (53) def. by Werribee 10.11 (71) NEC Hangar Report
Bye
Coburg, Port Melbourne, Richmond

Round 8

Round 8
Saturday, 13 May (10:35 am) Sydney 4.10 (34) def. by Williamstown 9.13 (67) Tramway Oval Report
Saturday, 13 May (11:05 am) Richmond 11.9 (75) drew with Geelong 10.15 (75) Swinburne Centre Report
Saturday, 13 May (12:05 pm) Southport 10.14 (74) def. by Gold Coast 12.4 (76) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 13 May (1:05 pm) North Melbourne 20.11 (131) def. Frankston 9.2 (56) Arden Street Oval Report
Saturday, 13 May (2:05 pm) Coburg 12.8 (80) def. by Northern Bullants 12.15 (87) Piranha Park Report
Sunday, 14 May (11:05 am) Collingwood 17.9 (111) def. by Greater Western Sydney 17.11 (113) AIA Centre Report
Sunday, 14 May (12:05 pm) Brisbane 16.13 (109) def. Essendon 6.5 (41) Brighton Homes Arena Report
Sunday, 14 May (2:05 pm) Sandringham 11.14 (80) def. Port Melbourne 8.11 (59) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Sunday, 14 May (2:05 pm) Footscray 8.9 (57) def. by Werribee 13.13 (91) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Bye
Box Hill, Carlton, Casey

Round 9

Round 9
Saturday, 20 May (12:05 pm) Box Hill 11.18 (84) def. Southport 6.9 (45) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 20 May (12:05 pm) Werribee 14.7 (91) def. Gold Coast 13.11 (89) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 20 May (1:05 pm) Casey 18.9 (117) def. North Melbourne 16.6 (102) Casey Fields Report
Saturday, 20 May (2:05 pm) Northern Bullants 8.6 (54) def. by Frankston 10.11 (71) Preston City Oval Report
Saturday, 20 May (2:55 pm) Essendon 12.10 (82) def. by Richmond 12.12 (84) Melbourne Cricket Ground Report
Saturday, 20 May (7:05 pm) Port Melbourne 18.10 (118) def. Sydney 8.7 (55) ETU Stadium Report
Sunday, 21 May (11:05 am) Brisbane 24.11 (155) def. Coburg 6.2 (38) Brighton Homes Arena Report
Sunday, 21 May (12:00 pm) Williamstown 11.14 (80) def. Carlton 8.12 (60) DSV Stadium Report
Sunday, 21 May (1:05 pm) Greater Western Sydney 12.15 (87) def. Sandringham 9.6 (60) GIANTS Stadium Report
Bye
Collingwood, Geelong, Footscray

Round 10

Round 10
Friday, 26 May (3:05 pm) Sydney 8.10 (58) def. by Carlton 17.8 (110) Tramway Oval Report
Saturday, 27 May (12:05 pm) Gold Coast 21.16 (142) def. Footscray 10.17 (77) TIO Stadium Report
Saturday, 27 May (2:05 pm) Werribee 16.10 (106) def. Casey 12.6 (78) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 27 May (5:10 pm) Sandringham 15.13 (103) def. Coburg 7.4 (46) RSEA Park Report
Saturday, 27 May (7:05 pm) Frankston 8.10 (58) def. by Brisbane 13.15 (93) Kinetic Stadium Report
Sunday, 28 May (11:05 am) Collingwood 5.13 (43) def. by North Melbourne 11.16 (82) AIA Centre Report
Sunday, 28 May (12:00 pm) Geelong 10.13 (73) def. Port Melbourne 8.12 (60) GMHBA Stadium Report
Sunday, 28 May (1:05 pm) Essendon 8.10 (58) def. by Box Hill 15.15 (105) NEC Hangar Report
Bye
Greater Western Sydney, Northern Bullants, Richmond, Southport, Williamstown

Round 11

Round 11
Saturday, 3 June (12:05 pm) Southport 11.9 (75) def. by Casey 11.10 (76) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 3 June (1:05 pm) Port Melbourne 7.9 (51) def. by Gold Coast 17.13 (115) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 3 June (1:05 pm) Coburg 5.7 (37) def. by Werribee 13.19 (97) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 3 June (2:05 pm) Carlton 10.16 (76) def. Frankston 10.13 (73) Ikon Park Report
Saturday, 3 June (2:05 pm) Box Hill 9.7 (61) def. by Williamstown 11.10 (76) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 3 June (2:35 pm) Footscray 15.18 (108) def. Geelong 7.8 (50) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Sunday, 4 June (9:30 am) Greater Western Sydney 12.8 (80) def. by Richmond 10.22 (82) GIANTS Stadium Report
Sunday, 4 June (1:35 pm) Essendon 10.9 (69) def. by North Melbourne 12.8 (80) NEC Hangar Report
Sunday, 4 June (2:05 pm) Northern Bullants 9.10 (64) def. by Collingwood 16.19 (115) Preston City Oval Report
Bye
Brisbane, Sandringham, Sydney

Round 12

Round 12
Friday, 9 June (1:05 pm) Sydney 12.7 (79) def. Sandringham 11.10 (76) Tramway Oval Report
Saturday, 10 June (12:05 pm) Box Hill 16.13 (109) def. Brisbane 12.18 (90) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 10 June (1:05 pm) Southport 13.13 (91) def. Port Melbourne 9.13 (67) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 10 June (1:05 pm) Frankston 12.9 (81) def. by Footscray 15.10 (100) Kinetic Stadium Report
Saturday, 10 June (2:05 pm) Williamstown 15.18 (108) def. Northern Bullants 5.3 (33) DSV Stadium Report
Sunday, 11 June (12:05 pm) North Melbourne 14.12 (96) def. Greater Western Sydney 6.8 (44) Arden Street Oval Report
Sunday, 11 June (1:05 pm) Richmond 4.13 (37) def. by Werribee 11.16 (82) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 11 June (1:05 pm) Casey 8.11 (59) def. by Collingwood 11.7 (73) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 11 June (2:05 pm) Carlton 14.15 (99) def. Essendon 10.8 (68) Ikon Park Report
Bye
Coburg, Geelong, Gold Coast

Round 13

Round 13
Friday, 16 June (7:35 pm) Geelong 10.12 (72) def. Frankston 11.4 (70) GMHBA Stadium Report
Saturday, 17 June (11:05 am) Brisbane 21.16 (142) def. Sydney 4.7 (31) Brighton Homes Arena Report
Saturday, 17 June (12:05 pm) Greater Western Sydney 19.14 (128) def. Southport 11.13 (79) Tom Wills Oval Report
Saturday, 17 June (1:05 pm) Richmond 12.15 (87) def. Sandringham 7.13 (55) Swinburne Centre Report
Saturday, 17 June (2:05 pm) Werribee 11.10 (76) def. Carlton 10.10 (70) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 17 June (2:05 pm) Williamstown 6.12 (48) def. by Footscray 11.12 (78) DSV Stadium Report
Sunday, 18 June (12:05 pm) Northern Bullants 3.6 (24) def. by Gold Coast 22.14 (146) Preston City Oval Report
Sunday, 18 June (1:05 pm) Coburg 9.11 (65) def. by North Melbourne 13.17 (95) Piranha Park Report
Bye
Box Hill, Casey, Collingwood, Essendon, Port Melbourne

Round 14

Round 14
Friday, 23 June (7:05 pm) Geelong 5.10 (40) def. by Casey 11.14 (80) GMHBA Stadium Report
Saturday, 24 June (11:05 am) Sandringham 12.7 (79) drew with Brisbane 11.13 (79) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Saturday, 24 June (11:05 am) Southport 15.12 (102) def. Coburg 9.8 (62) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 24 June (10:05 am) Collingwood 14.10 (94) def. Sydney 9.17 (71) AIA Centre Report
Sunday, 25 June (1:05 pm) Gold Coast 24.5 (149) def. Box Hill 12.13 (85) Heritage Bank Stadium Report
Sunday, 25 June (2:05 pm) Port Melbourne 13.13 (91) def. Essendon 5.8 (38) ETU Stadium Report
Bye
Carlton, Footscray, Frankston, Greater Western Sydney, Northern Bullants, North Melbourne, Richmond, Werribee, Williamstown

Round 15

Round 15
Friday, 30 June (11:05 am) Brisbane 7.16 (58) def. by Richmond 8.11 (59) Brighton Homes Arena Report
Friday, 30 June (4:05 pm) Sydney 10.9 (69) def. by Geelong 12.5 (77) Sydney Cricket Ground Report
Saturday, 1 July (11:05 am) Footscray 17.6 (108) def. Coburg 11.10 (76) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 1 July (1:05 pm) Werribee 22.9 (141) def. Sandringham 9.11 (65) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 1 July (2:05 pm) Box Hill 12.11 (83) def. Port Melbourne 8.12 (60) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 1 July (2:05 pm) Carlton 18.17 (125) def. Northern Bullants 6.4 (40) Ikon Park Report
Sunday, 2 July (12:00 pm) Frankston 4.7 (31) def. by Collingwood 18.18 (126) Kinetic Stadium Report
Sunday, 2 July (12:05 pm) Casey 20.14 (134) def. Greater Western Sydney 4.14 (38) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 2 July (12:35 pm) North Melbourne 12.15 (87) def. Williamstown 5.4 (34) Arden Street Oval Report
Sunday, 2 July (1:05 pm) Essendon 11.11 (77) def. Gold Coast 12.4 (76) Windy Hill Report
Bye
Southport

Round 16

Round 16
Thursday, 6 July (2:05 pm) Richmond 9.13 (67) def. by Sydney 12.16 (88) Swinburne Centre Report
Friday, 7 July (4:05 pm) Footscray 14.13 (97) def. Collingwood 11.11 (77) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 8 July (12:05 pm) Gold Coast 22.12 (144) def. Frankston 5.7 (37) Heritage Bank Stadium Report
Saturday, 8 July (12:05 pm) Northern Bullants 2.5 (17) def. by Brisbane 22.13 (145) Genis Steel Oval Report
Saturday, 8 July (12:55 pm) Greater Western Sydney 11.9 (75) def. by Box Hill 13.11 (89) GIANTS Stadium Report
Saturday, 8 July (1:05 pm) Coburg 11.5 (71) def. by Carlton 18.15 (123) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 8 July (3:05 pm) Port Melbourne 7.9 (51) def. by Werribee 10.14 (74) ETU Stadium Report
Sunday, 9 July (12:05 pm) Williamstown 9.9 (63) def. Southport 8.5 (53) DSV Stadium Report
Sunday, 9 July (1:05 pm) Sandringham 8.11 (59) def. by Casey 13.15 (93) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Sunday, 9 July (5:35 pm) Geelong 9.4 (58) def. by North Melbourne 15.11 (101) GMHBA Stadium Report
Bye
Essendon

Round 17

Round 17
Saturday, 15 July (12:05 pm) Southport 12.13 (85) def. by Richmond 15.8 (98) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 15 July (1:05 pm) Sydney 8.8 (56) def. by Footscray 17.16 (118) Tramway Oval Report
Saturday, 15 July (2:05 pm) Werribee 23.23 (161) def. Northern Bullants 2.5 (17) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Sunday, 16 July (12:05 pm) North Melbourne 10.8 (68) def. by Box Hill 10.13 (73) Arden Street Oval Report
Sunday, 16 July (1:05 pm) Frankston 6.18 (54) def. by Greater Western Sydney 8.7 (55) Kinetic Stadium Report
Sunday, 16 July (2:05 pm) Geelong 7.12 (54) def. by Essendon 9.10 (64) GMHBA Stadium Report
Bye
Brisbane, Carlton, Casey, Coburg, Collingwood, Gold Coast, Port Melbourne, Sandringham, Williamstown
  • Max Williams (Frankston) had a shot for goal after the siren, but his kick fell short of recording a score.[4]

Round 18

Round 18
Friday, 21 July (7:05 pm) Williamstown 9.15 (69) def. Essendon 9.9 (63) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 22 July (10:05 am) Richmond 12.9 (81) def. by Box Hill 12.12 (84) Swinburne Centre Report
Saturday, 22 July (11:05 am) Brisbane 17.10 (112) def. Geelong 12.5 (77) Brighton Homes Arena Report
Saturday, 22 July (11:05 am) Carlton 15.15 (105) def. Port Melbourne 10.9 (69) Ikon Park Report
Saturday, 22 July (1:05 pm) Coburg 7.11 (53) def. by Casey 13.17 (95) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 22 July (1:05 pm) Werribee 15.19 (109) def. Frankston 10.5 (65) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Saturday, 22 July (2:05 pm) Northern Bullants 0.4 (4) def. by Footscray 24.17 (161) Genis Steel Oval Report
Sunday, 23 July (9:25 am) Greater Western Sydney 12.7 (79) def. by Gold Coast 17.17 (119) Manuka Oval Report
Sunday, 23 July (12:00 pm) Collingwood 9.10 (64) def. Sandringham 6.12 (48) AIA Centre Report
Bye
North Melbourne, Southport, Sydney
  • Ben Jolley (Williamstown) played his 303rd VFL game, breaking Bill Swan's record for most career VFA/VFL games played.[5]
  • Northern Bullants scored only 0.4 (4) against Footscray, equalling the lowest score in the club's VFA/VFL history and the lowest score by any club since 1919.[6]

Round 19

Round 19
Friday, 28 July (7:05 pm) Port Melbourne 11.14 (80) def. Coburg 10.10 (70) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 29 July (12:05 pm) Gold Coast 13.14 (92) def. Brisbane 11.8 (74) Heritage Bank Stadium Report
Saturday, 29 July (1:05 pm) Collingwood 14.16 (100) def. Carlton 11.6 (72) Victoria Park Report
Saturday, 29 July (2:05 pm) Box Hill 17.19 (121) def. Sandringham 11.8 (74) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 29 July (7:05 pm) Frankston 8.9 (57) def. by Southport 10.11 (71) Kinetic Stadium Report
Sunday, 30 July (12:05 pm) Casey 11.8 (74) def. by Williamstown 11.9 (75) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 30 July (12:05 pm) Geelong 19.18 (132) def. Northern Bullants 6.6 (42) GMHBA Stadium Report
Sunday, 30 July (1:05 pm) Essendon 6.8 (44) def. by Sydney 19.12 (126) Windy Hill Report
Sunday, 30 July (1:05 pm) North Melbourne 7.11 (53) def. by Werribee 16.14 (110) Arden Street Oval Report
Bye
Footscray, Greater Western Sydney, Richmond

Round 20

Round 20
Saturday, 5 August (12:05 pm) Southport 12.15 (87) def. Essendon 12.7 (79) Fankhauser Reserve Report
Saturday, 5 August (1:05 pm) Footscray 18.13 (121) def. North Melbourne 8.7 (55) ETU Stadium Report
Saturday, 5 August (2:05 pm) Williamstown 13.5 (83) def. Richmond 8.13 (61) DSV Stadium Report
Saturday, 5 August (3:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 9.13 (67) def. by Sydney 22.13 (145) GIANTS Stadium Report
Sunday, 6 August (12:00 pm) Werribee 14.9 (93) def. Collingwood 8.10 (58) Avalon Airport Oval Report
Sunday, 6 August (2:05 pm) Sandringham 20.11 (131) def. Northern Bullants 4.8 (32) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Bye
Box Hill, Brisbane, Carlton, Casey, Coburg, Frankston, Geelong, Gold Coast, Port Melbourne
  • Werribee broke its club record for most consecutive games won (14) having equalled the record the week before.[7]

Round 21

Round 21
Saturday, 12 August (10:05 am) Sydney 8.6 (54) def. by Gold Coast 19.8 (122) Sydney Cricket Ground Report
Saturday, 12 August (11:05 am) Brisbane 13.6 (84) def. by Williamstown 14.6 (90) Brighton Homes Arena Report
Saturday, 12 August (12:05 pm) Collingwood 20.9 (129) def. Geelong 8.7 (55) Victoria Park Report
Saturday, 12 August (12:05 pm) Northern Bullants 8.7 (55) def. by Greater Western Sydney 20.11 (131) Genis Steel Oval Report
Saturday, 12 August (1:05 pm) Coburg 4.6 (30) def. by Frankston 9.12 (66) Piranha Park Report
Saturday, 12 August (2:05 pm) Box Hill 8.8 (56) def. by Footscray 11.10 (76) Box Hill City Oval Report
Saturday, 12 August (2:05 pm) Port Melbourne 7.9 (51) def. by Richmond 10.12 (72) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 13 August (12:00 pm) Carlton 11.11 (77) def. Casey 9.15 (69) Ikon Park Report
Bye
Essendon, North Melbourne, Sandringham, Southport, Werribee
  • Port Melbourne's home game against Richmond was moved from ETU Stadium to Swinburne Centre and held an hour earlier than originally scheduled because of problems with the ground.[8]

Round 22

Round 22
Friday, 18 August (7:05 pm) Frankston 10.6 (66) def. by Box Hill 16.9 (105) Kinetic Stadium Report
Saturday, 19 August (10:25 am) Gold Coast 23.11 (149) def. Carlton 2.10 (22) Heritage Bank Stadium Report
Saturday, 19 August (11:05 am) Geelong 14.8 (92) def. Greater Western Sydney 11.12 (78) GMHBA Stadium Report
Saturday, 19 August (11:05 am) Footscray 16.11 (107) def. Port Melbourne 4.11 (35) DSV Stadium Report
Saturday, 19 August (12:05 pm) Collingwood 16.12 (108) def. Southport 8.10 (58) AIA Centre Report
Saturday, 19 August (4:05 pm) Essendon 15.10 (100) def. Coburg 12.13 (85) DSV Stadium Report
Sunday, 20 August (12:00 pm) Richmond 13.10 (88) def. North Melbourne 11.10 (76) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 20 August (12:05 pm) Casey 12.6 (78) def. by Brisbane 11.14 (80) Casey Fields Report
Sunday, 20 August (1:05 pm) Sydney 8.8 (56) def. by Werribee 13.11 (89) Tramway Oval Report
Sunday, 20 August (2:05 pm) Sandringham 16.6 (102) def. Williamstown 10.7 (67) Trevor Barker Beach Oval Report
Bye
Northern Bullants
  • Port Melbourne's home game against Footscray was moved from ETU Stadium to DSV Stadium because of problems with the ground for the second consecutive week, starting at 11:05am on Saturday instead of the originally scheduled time of 1:05pm on Sunday (it was also initially planned to be moved to 12:05pm on Sunday).[9]
  • Essendon's home game at Windy Hill against Coburg was also moved to DSV Stadium, starting at 4:05pm on Saturday instead of the originally scheduled time of 1:05pm on Sunday.[9]

Ladder

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts Qualification
1 Gold Coast (R) (P) 18 16 2 0 2137 1158 184.5 64 Finals series
2 Werribee 18 16 2 0 1747 1040 168.0 64
3 Box Hill 18 14 4 0 1681 1305 128.8 56
4 Brisbane (R) 18 13 4 1 1838 1204 152.7 54
5 Williamstown 18 13 5 0 1349 1222 110.4 52
6 Footscray (R) 18 12 6 0 1659 1278 129.8 48
7 Casey 18 11 7 0 1607 1255 128.0 44 Wildcard Round
8 Collingwood (R) 18 11 7 0 1620 1363 118.9 44
9 Richmond (R) 18 10 7 1 1347 1359 99.1 42
10 North Melbourne (R) 18 10 8 0 1505 1369 109.9 40
11 Carlton (R) 18 10 8 0 1412 1326 106.5 40
12 Greater Western Sydney (R) 18 9 9 0 1454 1658 87.7 36
13 Geelong (R) 18 8 9 1 1247 1549 80.5 34
14 Southport 18 8 10 0 1494 1384 107.9 32
15 Port Melbourne 18 6 12 0 1270 1512 84.0 24
16 Sandringham 18 5 12 1 1298 1482 87.6 22
17 Essendon (R) 18 5 13 0 1263 1545 81.7 20
18 Sydney (R) 18 4 14 0 1241 1651 75.2 16
19 Frankston 18 4 14 0 1112 1566 71.0 16
20 Northern Bullants 18 2 16 0 844 2088 40.4 8
21 Coburg 18 0 18 0 1022 1833 55.8 0
Source: AFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for
(R) = Reserves
(P) Premiers

Wildcard round

The season introduced a wildcard round, played after the home-and-away season is complete, but not considered part of the finals series. The seventh placed team played the tenth placed team, and the eighth placed team played the ninth placed team. The winners advanced to the eight-team finals series, assuming the seventh and eighth positions under the AFL finals system.[1]

Wildcard Round
Sunday, 27 August (12:00 pm) Collingwood 21.9 (135) def. Richmond 8.12 (60) Swinburne Centre Report
Sunday, 27 August (2:45 pm) Casey 20.14 (134) def. North Melbourne 5.3 (33) Casey Fields Report

Finals series

Week one – Qualifying finals and elimination finals

Qualifying finals
QF2: 2 September (2:05 pm) Werribee 11.14 (80) def. Box Hill 8.12 (60) Avalon Airport Oval Report
QF1: 2 September (6:05 pm) Gold Coast 19.13 (127) def. Brisbane 12.12 (84) Heritage Bank Stadium Report
Elimination finals
EF2: 2 September (12:00 pm) Footscray 22.16 (148) def. Casey 10.9 (69) Box Hill City Oval Report
EF1: 2 September (3:00 pm) Williamstown 12.10 (82) def. Collingwood 3.9 (27) DSV Stadium Report

Week two – Semi-finals

Semi-finals
SF2: 9 September (11:30 am) Box Hill 14.11 (95) def. Footscray 10.15 (75) Box Hill City Oval Report
SF1: 9 September (1:15 pm) Brisbane 12.16 (88) def. Williamstown 7.6 (48) Brighton Homes Arena Report

Week three – Preliminary finals

Preliminary finals
PF2: 16 September (12:00 pm) Werribee 14.10 (94) def. Brisbane 9.10 (64) Avalon Airport Oval Report
PF1: 16 September (3:00 pm) Gold Coast 12.16 (88) def. Box Hill 11.7 (73) Heritage Bank Stadium Report

Week four – Grand final

2023 VFL grand final
Sunday 24 September (3:10 pm) Gold Coast def. Werribee Ikon Park, Melbourne (crowd: 7,148[10]) Report
4.2 (26)
8.3 (51)
12.8 (80)
 17.10 (112)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.1 (19)
6.5 (35)
8.5 (53)
 14.9 (93)
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: Shaun Mannagh (Werribee)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Chol 4, Burgess 3, McLaughlin 3, Day 2, Sexton 2, Sharp, Lombard, Lake Goals Mannagh 6, Grintell 2, Declase, Garoni, Gray, Hanson, Henderson, Paea
Hollands, Moyle, Burgess, Chol, Jeffrey, Graham, Blakely Best Mannagh, Hanson, Clohesy, Henderson, Brew, Gribble, Declase
Nil Injuries Nil
Nil Reports Nil

Awards

2023 VFL Team of the Year[11]
B: Caleb Graham (Gold Coast) Oscar McDonald (Williamstown) Marty Hore (Williamstown)
HB: Charlie Constable (Gold Coast) Nick Coughlan (Werribee) Callum Brown (Box Hill)
C: Jaxon Binns (Carlton) Jarryd Lyons (Brisbane) Tom Gribble (Werribee)
HF: Shaun Mannagh (Werribee) Brandon Ryan (Northern Bullants/Box Hill) Boyd Woodcock (Southport)
F: Brodie McLaughlin (c) (Gold Coast) Chris Burgess (Gold Coast) Oliver Dempsey (Geelong)
Foll: Jordon Sweet (Footscray) Lachlan Sullivan (c) (Footscray) Dom Brew (Werribee)
Int: Tom Downie (Williamstown) Jacob Dawson (Southport) Luke Dunstan (Casey)
Cameron Fleeton (Greater Western Sydney) Will Fordham (Frankston) Jean-Luc Velissaris (Northern Bullants)
Coach: Michael Barlow (Werribee)

See also

References

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