The AFL has confirmed the dates and times for Round 22 of the 2022 Smithy’s Victorian Football League (VFL) season.

North Melbourne's final match of the year will see the side host the Gold Coast Suns at Arden Street Oval on Saturday, August 20.

Bouncedown is at 9.45am AEST.


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The final round of the home and away season will feature 10 matches and be played on the weekend of Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21.

Saturday’s action includes seven matches, with every game featuring at least one side currently in finals contention.

Among the highlights is a clash between the Brisbane Lions and Casey Demons at Moreton Bay Sports Complex. The match serves as a potential finals preview, with the Lions currently sitting in third place on the ladder, while the Demons are undefeated with a 15-0 record.

Arch-rivals Carlton and Collingwood meet at Ikon Park in the Seven Network broadcast match on Sunday in a game that could have huge implications for both teams’ finals hopes. The Blues are currently in fourth place on the ladder, with the Magpies in seventh.

All matches in the 2022 Smithy’s VFL season are live streamed via the AFL website ( and AFL Live Official App. Smithy’s VFL broadcast partner, the Seven Network, broadcasts one weekly game live and free on Channel Seven in Victoria and on 7Plus nationally.

Smithy’s VFL Round 22
Saturday, August 20

North Melbourne vs. Gold Coast Suns – Arden Street Oval, 9.45am
Brisbane Lions vs. Casey Demons – Moreton Bay Sports Complex, 11.35am
Southport Sharks vs. Coburg – Fankhauser Reserve, 11.35am
GWS Giants vs. Footscray – Blacktown International Sports Park, 12.05pm
Box Hill Hawks vs. Sydney Swans – Box Hill City Oval, 12.35pm
Richmond vs. Frankston – Swinburne Centre, 2.05pm
Werribee vs. Northern Bullants – Avalon Airport Oval, 2.05pm

Sunday, August 21
Carlton vs. Collingwood – Ikon Park, 12.00pm
Geelong Cats vs. Port Melbourne – GMHBA Stadium, 1:05pm
Williamstown vs. Sandringham – Williamstown Football Ground, 1.35pm
Bye: Essendon

Venues for the 2022 Smithy’s VFL Finals Series will be confirmed shortly.

The AFL also wishes to advise that the 2022 VFL/W Awards will be held at Palladium at Crown on Monday September 12, ahead of the 2022 Smithy’s VFL Grand Final on Sunday September 18.