Ticket Tips

AFL 2022 | Top tips for getting tickets

With this year's AFL tickets going on sale soon, here's everything you need to know to give you and your friends the best chance of being there.

Wondering how to get tickets to the 2022 AFL Season? Get prepared with our top tips – good luck!

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•In line with Government Contact Tracing requirements, ticket purchasers may be asked to enter the full name and contact number of every attendee before purchasing tickets

• Ticketholders need a My Ticketmaster account to access their 2022 AFL tickets. Sign up or sign in here.

• Ensure you check your onsale time in advance

ALL 2022 AFL tickets purchased via are digital , and can only be accessed via the Ticketmaster App or on a mobile browser – there will be no printed tickets

• Only purchase through Ticketmaster to guarantee you have a valid ticket for entry on game day.

• Take an extra five minutes to carefully read through this page in detail to best prepare for your AFL 2022 on sale

AFLM 2022: Round 10

  • May 20, 2022, – Carlton v Sydney Swans @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne VIC
  • May 21, 2022, – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns @ Mars Stadium, Ballarat VIC
  • May 21, 2022, – Geelong Cats v Port Adelaide @ GMHBA Stadium, Geelong VIC
  • May 21, 2022, – North Melbourne v Melbourne @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne VIC
  • May 22, 2022, – Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions @ University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston TAS
  • May 22, 2022, – Fremantle Dockers v Collingwood @ Optus Stadium, Perth WA
  • May 22, 2022, – GWS Giants v West Coast Eagles @ Giants Stadium, Sydney NSW

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AFLM 2022: Round 11

  • May 28, 2022, – Geelong Cats v Adelaide @ GMHBA Stadium, Geelong VIC
  • May 28, 2022, – Brisbane Lions v GWS Giants @ The Gabba, Brisbane QLD
  • May 28, 2022, – Gold Coast Suns v Hawthorn @ TIO Stadium, Darwin NT
  • May 29, 2022, – St Kilda v North Melbourne @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne VIC

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AFLM 2022: Round 12

  • June 3, 2022, – Western Bulldogs v Geelong Cats @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne VIC
  • June 4, 2022, – Gold Coast Suns v North Melbourne @ TIO Stadium, Darwin NT

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AFLM 2022: Round 13

  • June 11, 2022, – Brisbane Lions v St Kilda @ The Gabba, Brisbane QLD
  • June 12, 2022, – North Melbourne v GWS Giants @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne VIC

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AFLM 2022: Round 14

  • June 17, 2022, – St Kilda v Essendon @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne VIC
  • June 18, 2022, – GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs @ Giants Stadium, Sydney NSW

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AFLM 2022: Round 15

  • June 24, 2022, – Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne VIC
  • June 25, 2022, – Carlton v Fremantle @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne VIC

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AFL 2022 Onsale Times


General Public Onsale: On sale now

You may need to enter the full name and contact number of every attendee at checkout

In line with Government COVID Safety and Contact Tracing regulations, when purchasing AFL 2022 Tickets you may enter the full name and contact number for every additional attendee/ticketholder in your group before purchasing tickets.

After selecting your tickets and delivery method, ticket purchasers will be instructed to enter the full name and mobile phone number of every attendee in their group. You will not be able to move forward from the ‘payment’ screen without entering all attendee contact details in.

**Please note: Ticket purchasers do not need to enter their own contact details during the purchase process

**All tickets purchased for Marvel Stadium will require contact tracing information to be entered before purchasing tickets


What if someone in my group doesn’t have a mobile phone?

If someone in your group doesn’t have their own mobile phone, ensure you enter their full name alongside the account holder/ticket purchaser’s phone number. You will not be able to proceed through the checkout if a full name and number aren’t supplied for every ticket.

What if there are children in my group?

If there is a child in your group who doesn’t have their own mobile phone, ensure you enter the child’s full name alongside the phone number belonging to the parent/guardian they will be attending the game with.

If I enter my friends’ phone number in, will they be sent their ticket?

You will still need to follow the Ticket Forwarding instructions to ensure each attendee has their own ticket on their own phone before attending the game. Contact Tracing does not replace Ticket Forwarding, and all tickets will still be in the purchaser’s account after checkout.

What if my group changes because someone can’t attend the game?

If your group changes before game day, ensure you forward their ticket to the new attendee’s phone – entering their full name and contact details to comply with Contact Tracing requirements.

How do Club Members access tickets?

**General Admission members will be able to scan into the venue for select matches, subject to demand. To guarantee a ticket, you will need to Upgrade via the Ticketmaster website. Follow the steps below to upgrade your ticket.

You will need to download the Ticketmaster app or access via your mobile web browser. See more about digital tickets below**

(If you are a Reserved Seat Club Member you are able to scan into the seat allocated on your membership card at the venue)

1 – Log in to your My Ticketmaster account ahead of time

2 – Select your Club from our AFL Fixture page here

3 – Select the match you’d like to purchase tickets for

4 – Once on the Ticket Purchase page, you will need to select the “Are You A Member?” option **(if you already see “Unlock Member Tickets” go to Step 5)

General Admission Members: Where to find the “Are You A Member” button (click to view larger)

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5 – Click on ‘’Unlock Member Tickets’’

6 – Enter your barcode and click on ‘’Validate’’ (please enter one barcode per line, and a maximum of 6 barcodes per transaction

7 – From there, select the Member Upgrades and Additional Tickets (if applicable) and proceed to “Find Tickets”
Once you select your Ticket Quantity but before you click Find Tickets, you can filter by Price & Section

8 – From there progress through the purchase process as normal

All 2022 AFL tickets purchased via Ticketmaster will be digital

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All tickets purchased through Ticketmaster*** are now digital, meaning you can easily access your tickets on your phone via the Ticketmaster app or mobile web browser via, add them straight to your phone’s ticket wallet, and share them with your friends and family.

Everyone MUST have their own ticket

Before the game, every adult MUST have their own ticket on their own phone – that way we can ensure social distancing and reduce queues at the entry gates.

Ticket Forwarding is free and allows you to quickly and securely share individual digital tickets with your family or friends via the Ticketmaster App or

How it works

1. Open the Ticketmaster App, sign in to your account, and click ‘My Events’ in the drop-down menu

2. Select the event, open the order, and tap ‘Forward’

3. Select the ticket/s you want to forward, enter your friend’s name, email address, and a message for them, tap ‘Confirm’

4. Your friend receives an email, asking them to accept the forwarded tickets, and they can either login or create a new Ticketmaster account to accept.

5. The tickets are now ready to go in your friend’s Ticketmaster account and marked as ‘Forwarded’ in your account .

Read and acknowledge COVID-19 event day terms and conditions

Depending on the current Government guidelines in the state that your event will be held in, there may be additional event day health and safety conditions you will need to agree with – these may include providing proof of vaccination, check in on arrival, etc.

Before proceeding to the ticket purchase page, you will need to acknowledge that you have read and agree with any applicable guidelines for yourself as well as any patrons aged 12 years and over in your group.

You will not be able to move forward in the purchase process without acknowledging that you have read and agree to the any listed healthy and safety terms.

Read more: Ticketmaster’s Guide To Covid Safety at Live Events

On game day – keep an eye out for an SMS from Ticketmaster

Ensure your contact details in your Ticketmaster account are always up to date, because on event day you will receive a handy SMS** from Ticketmaster.

If your State Government requires it, the SMS will contain links to all the pages you need to ensure your venue entry is as seamless and quick as possible.

Avoid queuing around the venue’s QR code and instead use the link in the Ticketmaster SMS to take you directly to the venue’s COVID check-in page so you can check-in as you approach the venue and have your Proof of Vaccination ready to show venue staff by the time you reach the front of the venue.

Once you’ve show staff your Proof of Vaccination screen, the other links in the SMS can also take you to the Ticketmaster App or Ticketmaster website so you can easily access your tickets. 

**Please note: The SMS will come from “Ticket Info” – this is the official Ticketmaster SMS account.

Read more: Ticketmaster’s Guide to Venue Check In and Vaccination Verification on Event Day

There may be a ticket queue

We expect that tickets to all 2022 AFL games will be in high demand, and to make the process fair for everyone you may be placed in a queue.

We recommend signing into your Ticketmaster account at least 10 minutes before tickets go on sale to save your spot and join the Pre-Queue waiting room.


Once you get your spot in the queue, please do not refresh your browser as you will be pushed to the end of the line.

We will get you through the queue as quickly as possible, so please sit tight.

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How do I purchase Accessible Seating tickets?

For the 2022 AFL Season, some venues around the country will have accessible tickets available online – this means you can purchase your tickets through the General Public page. Please select the number of wheelchair, accessible, and/or companion card tickets you would like to purchase to view the ‘Best Available’ seating currently available.

Other venues for the 2022 AFL season will, require you to fill out our Accessible Seating Request Form here and our Accessible Seating team will be in contact as soon as possible to help with your booking.

Please include as much information as possible, to assist our team in locating the best seats for you. Please note: by submitting this form, your tickets are not guaranteed.

Make sure you have a My Ticketmaster account

Get the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. If you don’t have a Ticketmaster Account, make sure you sign up in advance – In your account, add your top acts and events to your ‘Favourites’ and you’ll get alerts and email reminders before every onsale.

Sign in ahead of time

Remember to triple check your passwords, account information, and billing information are all filled in correctly in advance, that way you’re not facing any last-minute account updates when trying to process your order.

Keep an eye on the clock

There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as they’re progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).

A reminder for the AFL 2022 season…

Every venue will have different COVIDSafe guidelines – put in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone on event day. These safety measures may include check-in prior to venue entry, proof of double vaccination, etc.

It is best to stay up to date with any important guidelines before heading to the stadium on game day – keep an eye out for any communications from the AFL, your Club, the Stadium, and Ticketmaster for more information.