AFL 2023 finals series ultimate guide: Fixtures, how to watch and stream

AFL 2023 finals series ultimate guide: Fixtures, how to watch and stream
  • PublishedSeptember 13, 2023

The real AFL action is set to get underway with the finals series kicking off this week.

September is upon us which means it’s effectively all or nothing time for the top eight teams on the ladder.

The first week of finals wasn’t locked in until the final game of the 2023 home and away season after the GWS Giants booked their spot after defeating Carlton.

With week one done and dusted, and only six teams left in the competition, will your team make it to the 2023 Grand Final?

Finals Fixture – dates and start times


First Qualifying Final: (1) Collingwood vs (4) Melbourne

Thursday, 7 September 7:20pm at the MCG

Result: Collingwood 60 to Melbourne 53

First Elimination Final: (5) Carlton vs (8) Sydney Swans

Friday, 8 September 7:50pm at the MCG

Result: Carlton 74 to Sydney 68

Second Elimination Final: (6) St Kilda vs (7) GWS Giants

Saturday, 9 September 3:20pm at the MCG

Result: St Kilda 77 to GWS 101

Second Qualifying Final: (2) Brisbane Lions vs (3) Port Adelaide

Saturday, 9 September 7:25pm at the Gabba

Result: Brisbane 123 to Port Adelaide 75


First Semi Final: Melbourne vs Carlton

Friday, 15 September @ 7:50pm, MCG

Second Semi Final: Port Adelaide vs GWS

Friday, 16 September @ 7:40pm, Adelaide Oval)


First Preliminary Final: Collingwood vs winner of 1st semi final (Port Adelaide/ GWS)

Date, time TBC (likely 22 September @ 7:50pm, MCG)

Second Preliminary Final: Brisbane vs winner of 2nd semi final

AFL Grand Final

Winner of 1st Prelim Final (Collingwood, Port Adelaide or GWS Giants) vs Winner of 2nd Prelim Final (Brisbane Lions, Melbourne or Carlton)

Saturday, 30 September 2:30pm (AEST), MCG

How to stream

All finals will be broadcast live on Fox Footy as well as Seven. The Grand Final will be played live only on Seven.

All finals — except for the Grand Final — will be streamed on Kayo Sport. For the first time, the AFL Grand Final will be available to watch for free on 7plus across all devices.

Week 2 Odds

Melbourne $1.65 vs Carlton $2.25

Port Adelaide $1.60 vs GWS $2.35

Premiership Odds

Collingwood: $3.50 (Week 1) $2.50 (Week 2) Difference: $1.00

Brisbane: $3.75 (Week 1) $3.30 (Week 2) Difference: $0.45

Melbourne: $4 (Week 1) $7.00 (Week 2) Difference: $3.00

Port Adelaide: $7 (Week 1) $10.00 (Week 2) Difference: $3.00

Carlton: $10 (Week 1) $12.00 (Week 2) Difference: $2.00

GWS: $21 (Week 1) $14.00 (Week 2) Difference: $7.00

(Eliminated) St Kilda: $34 (Week 1) $0.00

(Eliminated) Sydney: $51(Week 1) $0.00

List of recent premiership winners

2022 — Geelong Cats bt Sydney Swans

2021 — Melbourne bt Western Bulldogs

2020 — Richmond bt Geelong

2019 — Richmond bt GWS Giants

2018 — West Coast bt Collingwood

2017 — Richmond bt Adelaide

2016 — Western Bulldogs bt Sydney Swans

2015 — Hawthorn bt West Coast

2014 — Hawthorn bt Sydney Swans

2013 — Hawthorn bt Fremantle Dockers

2012 — Sydney Swans bt Hawthorn

2011 — Geelong bt Collingwood


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