All state competitions around the country have been postponed until the end of May.

VFL clubs had already been informed by League officials on Monday that their respective seasons would be suspended "for the foreseeable future", but the AFL has since confirmed that all SANFL, WAFL, NEAFL and talent programs will also be postponed until May 31.

The decision comes in the wake of the ongoing global COVID-19 outbreak.

In a statement released on Monday evening, the AFL said: "The decision was collectively agreed upon based on the part-time nature of these competitions and the financial implications for the State League clubs and the State Leagues.

"The AFL will continue to explore all fixturing alternatives to ensure matches are played, however, acknowledges the situation is fluid and any decision made may change."