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Where to watch AFL in Australia
There are a bunch of ways to get your footy fix during the AFL season.
Ah, the Australian Football League. No-one calls it that unless it’s in trouble. To its mates, it’s “AFL” or “Aussie Rules”. Sometimes it’s called “footy”, but that’s confusing given that could also refer to soccer, NRL or rugby union. Regardless of what you call it, you’re at the right place for all your Australian streaming options for AFL, including some of the best sports streaming services.
Looking for something new to stream tonight? These services offer free trials so you won’t pay a cent unless you decide to keep subscribed once your trial’s up.
- Apple TV+ 7-day free trial: Stream Severance, CODA and more award-winning TV shows and movies
- Hayu 7-day free trial: Reality TV lovers can load up on the drama with hayu's dedicated streaming service
- Prime Video 30-day trial: Award-winning originals and shopping perks
- Foxtel Now 10-day trial: Wide range of live and on-demand content, including TV shows, movies and sports events
- Binge 7-day free trial: Foxtel's streaming service offering some of HBO's most popular series
Watch AFL online in Australia
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There are free and premium options for streaming AFL in Australia. To watch AFL live for free, create a 7plus account and get streaming. 7plus has a select range of matches from AFL, AFLW, VFL, WAFL and SANFL.
To watch all matches from the AFL Premiership, AFLW Premiership, AFL Pre-Season and AFL Local, you want to tune into Fox Footy. For streaming, you can access Fox Footy via Foxtel Now with the Sport add-on or with Kayo Sports. Prices and inclusions vary depending on which one you choose.
For Foxtel Now, after a 10-day trial for new customers it costs $25 a month for either the Pop or Lifestyle base packs, then $29 on top for the Sport package ($54 all in each month). Alternatively, if you just want AFL and other Fox sports content try Kayo Sports, it costs $25 a month for one HD stream (Kayo One), $30 for two HD streams (Kayo Basic) or $35 for three HD streams (Kayo Premium) with 7-day free trial.
How else can I stream AFL in Australia?
The live tab is pretty much dead these days, but there’s a bunch of on-demand content on the official AFL YouTube channel. Check out player-focused videos, best-moments round-ups, match highlights and more.
There’s one other way to watch AFL in Australia but you’ll need a virtual private network (VPN) service to access live streams and on-demand AFL matches via Watch AFL. Why do you need a VPN? Because Watch AFL isn’t available for streaming with an Australian IP address. Connect to a VPN server in any other country to start streaming, though.
A weekly Watch AFL subscription costs $24, a monthly sub is priced at $44 and a full year costs $229. In terms of a VPN, we recommend choosing one that’s great with international streaming. The VPNs below offered speedy international streaming in my tests:
|4K streaming3 streamsDeal: 30-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Standard planHD streaming2 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$18/mth||Go to site|
|Apple TV+ plan4K streaming6 streams (Family Sharing)Deal: 7-day free trial||$12.99/mth||Go to site|
|Disney+ plan4K streaming3 streamsDeal: $139.99 for 12mths||$13.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix Standard + AdsHD streaming2 streams||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Stan Basic planSD streaming1 stream||$10/mth||Read more|
|Kayo One PlanHD streaming 1 stream||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now EssentialsHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channelsDeal: 10-day free trial||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Shudder planHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Hayu PlanHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Go to site|
|Paramount+ planHD streaming2 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Britbox planHD streaming5 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$8.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix BasicSD streaming1 stream||$10.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix StandardHD streaming2 streams||$16.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix Premium4K streaming4 streams||$22.99/mth||Read more|
|Binge Basic + Ads planSD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$10/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Premium planHD streaming4 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$22/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Basic PlanHD streaming 2 streams||$30/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Premium PlanHD streaming 3 streams||$35/mth||Go to site|
|Stan Standard planHD streaming3 streams||$16/mth||Read more|
|Stan Premium plan4K streaming4 streams||$21/mth||Read more|
|Stan Sport add-onHD or 4K streaming||$15/mth add-onMin. cost $25/mth (Stan Sport + Basic)||Read more|
|Essentials + Movies planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demandDeal: 10-day free trial||$45/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now All Packs planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demand + Live sports + Drama Extra, Kids and DocosDeal: 10-day free trial||$59/mth* *First 12mths. Then $104/mth||Go to site|
Watch AFL frequently asked questions
Yes, there are free AFL matches available to stream online in Australia on 7plus. Alternatively, Foxtel Now has a free 10-day trial.