|Tasmanian Football Club|
|Competition||AFL: Senior men|
AFLW: Senior women
VFL: Reserves men
|Ground(s)||Bellerive Oval, York Park|
An unnamed Tasmanian football club will be a professional Australian rules football club, set to compete in the Australian Football League (AFL) from the 2028 season and the AFL Women's (AFLW) from an unspecified date. Its securing of the 19th AFL license was confirmed in May 2023 by a unanimous vote of AFL club presidents, followed by a formal announcement by AFL chief executive officer Gillon McLachlan. The club will likely first compete in the Victorian Football League, starting in either 2025 or 2026.
The club will be based in Tasmania, with matches to be played across the state. Both York Park in Launceston and Bellerive Oval in Hobart will host games initially, with the southern matches moving to the future Macquarie Point Stadium upon its construction.
Main article: History of the Tasmanian AFL bid
The idea of a Tasmanian AFL team had been suggested, and in some cases formally proposed, many times since the 1980s. The successful bid was the result of an organisation known as the Tasmanian AFL License Taskforce assembled in 2019, chaired by Brett Godfrey, with backing from the Tasmanian Government.
Grant O'Brien former CEO of Woolworths and chair of Tourism Tasmania was appointed the new club's first chairman on 5 July 2023 by the Tasmanian AFL License Taskforce.