List of Australian rules football leagues in Australia

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This is a list of Australian rules football leagues in Australia. There are active leagues in all states and territories for senior players.

For Women's Australian rules football see List of Australian rules football leagues in Australia

See Also 'List of Australian rules football leagues outside Australia

For Rec Footy (social non-contact) competitions, see Rec Footy#List of AFL Rec Footy Competitions.

Seniors[edit]

Current[edit]

Name State Founded Clubs Divisions
Adelaide Plains Football League South Australia 1904 7 1
AFL Wide Bay Queensland 1987 5 1
AFL Cairns Queensland 1956 7 2
AFL Capricornia Queensland 1974 6 1
AFL Darling Downs Queensland 1971 7 1
AFL Mackay Queensland 1970 6 1
AFL Mount Isa Queensland 1950 5 1
AFL Townsville Queensland 1955 5 1
Alberton Football League Victoria 1946 13 1
Australian Football League National 1897 18 1
Avon Football Association Western Australia 1959 7 1
Ballarat Football League Victoria 1893 11 1
Barkley & District Football League Northern Territory 8 1
Barossa Light & Gawler Football Association South Australia 1987 10 1
Bellarine Football League Victoria 1971 10 1
Bendigo Football League Victoria 1880 9 1
Black Diamond Australian Football League New South Wales 1888 8 1
Broken Hill Football League New South Wales 1890 4 1
Central Australian Football League Northern Territory 5 1
Central Goulburn Football League Victoria
Central Highlands Football League Victoria 1979 14 1
Central Kimberley Football Association Western Australia 1991 8 1
Central Midlands Coastal Football League Western Australia 1992 5 1
Central Murray Football League Victoria 1997 12 1
Central West Football League New South Wales 1981 8 1
Central Wheatbelt Football League Western Australia 1967 6 1
Circular Head Football Association Tasmania 1919 5 1
Colac & District Football League Victoria 1937 11 1
Darwin Football Association Tasmania 1951 8 1
East Gippsland Football League Victoria 1974 7 1
East Kimberley Football Association Western Australia 1970 11 1
Eastern Districts Football League Western Australia 1960 8 1
Eastern Eyre Football League South Australia 1989 5 1
Eastern Football League Victoria 1997 42 4
Ellinbank & District Football League Victoria 1937 15 2
Esperance District Football Association Western Australia 1956 4 1
Essendon District Football League Victoria 1930 24 3
Far West Football League South Australia 1909 4 1
Farrer Football League New South Wales 1957 6 1
Fortescue National Football League Western Australia 1956 4 1
Gascoyne Football Association Western Australia 4 1
Geelong & District Football League Victoria 1880 12 1
Geelong Football League Victoria 1979 12 1
Gippsland League Victoria 2002 9 1
Golden Rivers Football League Victoria 1998 9 1
Goldfields Football League Western Australia 1896 5 1
Goulburn Valley Football League Victoria 1892 12 1
Gove Australian Football League Northern Territory 4 1
Great Flinders Football League South Australia 1927 6 1
Great Northern Football League Western Australia 1961 7 1
Great Southern Football League South Australia 1923 10 1
Hampden Football Netball League Victoria 1930 8 1
Heathcote District Football League Victoria 1907 9 1
Hills Football League South Australia 1902 19 2
Horsham & District Football League Victoria 1937 11 1
Hume Football League New South Wales 1935 15 1
Kangaroo Island Football League South Australia 1950 5 1
Katherine District Football League Northern Territory 8 1
King Island Football Association Tasmania 1908 3 1
Kowree-Naracoorte-Tatiara Football League South Australia 1993 11 1
Kyabram & District Football League Victoria 1932 12 1
Leven Football Association Tasmania 1922 5 1
Loddon Valley Football League Victoria 1902 9 1
Lower South West Football League Western Australia 1959 7 1
Mallee Football League South Australia / Victoria 1994 7 1
Mallee Football League (Victoria) Victoria 1997 7 1
Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League Victoria 1982 11 1
Mid Gippsland Football League Victoria 1936 10 1
Mid South Eastern Football League South Australia 1936 10 1
Mid West Football League South Australia 1988 6 1
Millewa Football League Victoria 1926 7 1
Mininera & District Football League Victoria 1925 10 1
Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League Victoria 1987 32 3
Mortlock Football League Western Australia 1945 7 1
Murray Football League Victoria 1931 13 1
New Castle Football League New South Wales 1948 8 1
Newman Football League Western Australia 4 1
North Central Football League Victoria 1930 7 1
North Coast Football League New South Wales 1982 4 1
North Eastern Football League South Australia 1946 8 1
North Gippsland Football League Victoria 1955 11 1
North Midlands Football League Western Australia 1924 6 1
North Pilbara Football League Western Australia 6 1
North Western Football Association Tasmania 1894 9 1
North East Australian Football League ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland 2010 17 2
Northern Areas Football Association South Australia 1909 6 1
North Eastern Football Union Tasmania 1936 7 1
Northern Football League Victoria 1922 25 3
Northern Riverina Football League New South Wales 1924 7 1
Northern Tasmanian Football Association Tasmania 1996 17 2
Northern Tasmanian Football League Tasmania 1987 6 1
Northern Territory Football League Northern Territory 1916 8 1
Oatlands District Football Association Tasmania 1952 4 1
Old Scholars Football Association Tasmaina 1987 7 1
Omeo & District Football League Victoria 1925 6 1
Ongerup Football Association Western Australia 1963 8 1
Ovens & King Football League Victoria 1902 10 1
Ovens & Murray Football League Victoria/ New South Wales 1894 10 1
Peel Football League South Australia 1990 9 1
Picola & District Football League Victoria 1935 17 2
Port Lincoln Football League South Australia 1910 6 1
Ravensthorpe & Districts Football Association Western Australia 1968 3 1
Riddell District Football League Victoria 1902 12 1
Riverina Football League New South Wales 1982 9 1
Riverland Football League South Australia 1909 12 2
River Murray Football League South Australia 1931 7 1
Sapphire Coast Football League New South Wales 6 1
South Australian Amateur Football League South Australia 1911 68 10
South Australian National Football League South Australia 1877 9 1
South Coast Football League New South Wales
South West Football League Western Australia 1957 10 1
South West District Football League Victoria 1970 8 1
Southern Football League South Australia 1896 15 1
Southern Football League Tasmania 1996 11 1
Southern Football League Victoria 1963 28 3
Spencer Gulf Football League South Australia 1961 6 1
Summerland Football League New South Wales
Sunraysia Football League Victoria 1945 8 1
Sydney Australian Football League New South Wales 1903 23 5
Tallangatta & District Football League Victoria 1908 12 1
Tamworth Football League New South Wales 1997 7 1
Tasmanian State League Tasmania 2009 10 1
Tiwi Islands Football League Northern Territory 1944 7 1
Upper Great Southern Football League Western Australia 1959 9 1
Upper Murray Football League Victoria 1894 6 1
Victorian Amateur Football Association Victoria 1892 72 7
Victorian Football League Victoria 1996 14 1
Warrnambool & District Football League Victoria 1945 12 1
West Australian Amateur Football League Western Australia 1922 65 11
West Australian Country Football League Western Australia 1970s
West Australian Football League Western Australia 1885 9 1
West Kimberley Football Association Western Australia 9 1
Western Border Football League Victoria/ South Australia 1964 6 1
Western Region Football League Victoria 1931 24 2
Whyalla Football League South Australia 1967 6 1
Wimmera Football League Victoria 1937 9 1
Woomera & Districts Football League South Australia 1948 5 1
Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League Victoria 1966 18 2
Yorke Peninsula Football League South Australia 1888 9 1

Former[edit]

Name State Founded Ended Reason
AFL Canberra ACT & NSW 1924 2010 Merged with QAFL to form North East Australian Football League
Ararat Inter - Church Football Association Victoria 1929 1931
Ararat and District Football Association Victoria 1931 2000 Shut down by VCFL because of lack of clubs
Avoca District Football Association Victoria
Bacchus Marsh Football League Victoria 1919 1973 Merged with Ballarat FL District Section to form the Ballarat & Bacchus Marsh FL.
Bairnsdale District Football League Victoria 1947 1972 Merged with the Gippsland FL to form the East Gippsland Football League
Ballarat & Bacchus Marsh Football League Victoria 1973 1978 Merged with Clunes FL to form the Central Highlands FL.
Ballarat Football League District Section Victoria 1959 1973 Merged with Bacchus Marsh FL to form the Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh FL.
Ballarat - Wimmera Football League Victoria 1934 1937 League split into the Ballarat Football League and Wimmera Football League after initially being separate before 1934.
Bass Valley Football Association Victoria 1901 1954 Merged with Wonthaggi and DFL to form Bass Valley-Wonthaggi & DFL
Bass Valley-Wonthaggi and District Football League Victoria 1955 1995 League broken up with teams joining the Alberton FL and Ellinbank DFL.
Benalla & District Football League Victoria 1947 2009 Shut down by VCFL because of lack of clubs
Bourke Evelyn Football League Victoria 1890 c. 1920 A number of clubs joined the Diamond Valley FL.
Bundaberg Australian Football League Queensland 1972 1986 Merged with Wide Bay Australian Football League
Central Gippsland Football League Victoria 1909 1953 Restructure caused the formation of Latrobe Valley FL
Central Highlands Australian Football League Queensland 1983 1997 Folded due to lack of player numbers
Clunes Football League Victoria 1931 1978 Merged with Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh FL to form the Central Highlands FL.
Coreen & District Football League New South Wales 1909 2007 Club mergers made the league unviable and remaining clubs joined the Hume FL.
Deloraine Football Association Tasmania 1950 1983 Merged with Esk Football Association to form the Esk-Deloraine Football Association.
Esk Football Association Tasmania 1930 1983 Merged with Deloraine Football Association to form the Esk-Deloraine Football Association.
Esk-Deloraine Football Association Tasmania 1984 1997 All clubs joined the Northern Tasmanian Football Association
Eastern District Football League Victoria 1962 1997 Merged with Knox Junior Football Assiocation to form the EFL
Eastern Suburban Churches Football League Victoria 1923 1993 Mergred With the SFL
Freshwater Creek District Football Association Victoria 1920
Gippsland Football League Victoria 1902 1972 Merged with the Bairnsdale District FL to form the East Gippsland Football League
Gippsland Latrobe Football League Victoria 1954 2001 Merged with the West Gippsland FL to form the WGLFL
Glen Alvie Football Association Victoria 1932 1945 Merged with the Wonthaggia FA to form the Wonthaggia & DFL
Gold Coast Australian Football League Queensland 1961 1996 Restructured competition involving Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Clubs
Heidelberg District Football League Victoria 1909 1921 Renamed the Diamond Valley FL for season 1922
Heytesbury Football League Victoria 1980 1991 Merged with Mt Noorat Football League to form the Heytesbury Mt Noorat Football League.
Heytesbury Mt Noorat Football League Victoria 1992 2002 Competition no longer viable.
Lexton Football League Victoria 1945 1998 Merged with the Western Plains Football League to form the Lexton Plains Football League
Lexton Plains Football League Victoria 1999 2010 Disbanded in December 2010, clubs joined Mininera & District Football League, Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League and Central Highlands Football League
Maryborough Australian Football League Queensland 1981 1983 Folded due to lack of player numbers
Mid Murray Football Association South Australia 1910 2009 Lack of clubs forced teams to move to the Hills FA and the North East FL.
Mountain District Football Association Victoria c. 1930s 1966 Merged with Yarra Valley FA to form the Yarra Valley Mountain DFL
Mt Noorat Football League Victoria 1930 1991 Merged with Heytesbury Football League to form the Heytesbury Mt Noorat Football League.
North West Football Union Tasmania 1910 1986 Those clubs that didn't join the new Tasmanian Football League merged with the Northern Tasmania Football Association to create the Northern Tasmania Football League.
Northern Tasmanian Football Association Tasmania 1886 1986 Those clubs that didn't join the new Tasmanian Football League merged with the North West Football Union to create the Northern Tasmania Football League.
Ovens Valley Football Association Victoria 1919 1936
Panton Hill and District Football League Victoria 1931 1987 Clubs opted to leave and join the Diamond Valley FL and the Riddell District FL.
Peninsula Football Association Tasmania 1988 2001 competition folded after Premaydena went into recess.
Portland District Football League Victoria 1955 1969 Merged with Port Fairy Football League to form Portland Port Fairy Football League.
Port Fairy Football League Victoria 1926 1969 Merged with Portland District Football League to form Portland Port Fairy Football League.
Queensland Australian Football League Queensland & Northern Territory 1905 2010 Merged with AFL Canberra to form North East Australian Football League
Queenstown Football Association Tasmania 1924 1963 Formed the West Tasmanian FA with Rosebery FA clubs.
Riviera Football League Victoria 1986 2003 Lack of clubs resulted in a merger with the East Gippsland FL.
South Gippsland Football League Victoria 1954 1969 Competition not viable after weaker clubs left.
South West Gippsland Football League Victoria 1954 1994 League was absorbed by the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League
Sunday Football League Western Australia 1983 2009
Sunshine Coast Australian Football League Queensland 1970 1992 Restructured competition involving Brisbane and Gold Coast Clubs
Tamar Football Association Tasmania 1970 1984 clubs joined the Tasmanian Amateurs Northern Division.
Tungarmah Football League Victoria 1945 1996 Merged with Goulburn Valley FL and became 2nd division and then the Central Gippsland FL. Most TFL clubs are now part of the Picola DFL.
West Gippsland Football league Victoria 1927 2001 Merged with the Gippsland Latrobe FL to form the WGLFL
West Tasmanian Football League Tasmania 1964 1993 Shortage of clubs. Clubs now part of the Darwin FA.
Western Plains Football League Victoria 1930 1998 Merged with the Lexton Football League to form the Lexton Plains Football League
Western Port - Wonthaggi Football Association Victoria 1936 Merged with the Wonthaggi JFA to form the Wonthaggi FA
Wide Bay Australian Football League Queensland 1985 1986 Merged with the Bundaberg Australian Football League
Wonthaggi and District Football League Victoria 1945 1954 Merged with the Bass Valley FL to form Bass Valley-Wonthaggi & DFL
Wonthaggi Football Association Victoria 1937 1944 Merged with the Glen Alive FA to form Wonthaggi & DFL
Wonthaggi Junior Football Association Victoria 1923 1936 Merged with the Western Port - Wonthaggi FA to form the Wonthaggi FA
Wycheproof-Charlton District Football Association Victoria 1890
Yarra Valley Football Association Victoria 1920 1966 Merged with Mountain DFL to form the Yarra Valley Mountain DFL
Yackandandah Football League Victoria 1954
Yungera District Football Association Victoria 1930
Youth Christian Workers Football League Victoria 1958 1986 Many clubs joined the Eastern Suburban Churches FA.