Laws of Australian Football

Last updated on Sunday 26th of March 2017 01:52:09 PM

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The document featured above, contains all the laws of Australian Football as administered by the Australian Football League (AFL) and its controlling and affiliated bodies, which in this case are AFL Victoria and the Essendon District Football League. The document is provided here for reference to all players, parents, members and supporters.

By being able to view exactly the same material as what the AFL Players, Administrators, Coaches and Umpires view, you will know first-hand how the umpires are expected to enforce and interpret the laws of Australian Football. In addition to this your obligations as a player, (or parent of a player) are included under our Codes of Conduct page. Navigate to Football Section > Junior Football > Codes of Behaviour.

Our great game of Australian Football has changed in so many ways over the last decade or so which has required some modifications to the laws and interpretations to ensure our game continues to be:

- Safe for all participants

- A game that can be played by people of varying shapes and sizes

- Exciting and thrilling to play and watch

- Played in a spirit of true sportsmanship.

This is your definitive resource for the official rules of our great game!