Just like many other sporting events, the AFL Grand Final has become an essential part of Australian culture.
So much so that the Friday before Grand Final Day has been declared a public holiday in Victoria.
AFL Grand Final 2024 Tickets, Dates, Times, Parade & Entertainment
The AFL Grand Final is not just a huge sporting event; the half-time entertainment is also a huge part of the day. Many local and international music stars perform here, making the AFL Grand Final one of the most-watched TV events of the year.
Each year, there are several events held in and around Melbourne leading up to the AFL Grand Final:
- Brownlow Medal: The Brownlow Medal Count will be held on Monday, September 23, at Crown Palladium in Melbourne.
- Footy Festival (Wednesday, 25th – Saturday, 28th September): The perfect school holiday adventure, Footy Festival is FREE and features entertainment for all ages, including player appearances, giveaways, music and some of Melbourne’s best food trucks and bars.
- AFL Grand Final Parade (Friday 27th September): The Friday before Grand Final Day has been declared a public holiday. Celebrate the Toyota AFL Grand Final teams, Brownlow and Coleman medalists and more.
- North Melbourne Grand Final Breakfast (Saturday, 28th September): The original and the best breakfast event for the past 57 years; guests are treated to a gourmet two-course breakfast, premium CBCo beverages and live entertainment, including a musical performance from one of Australia’s hottest acts. Guests will be treated to expert analysis from some of the biggest names in the game, with the event hosted by Fox Footy’s best talent in the countdown to the first bounce.
Tickets will be made available to club members before going on sale to the general public. The date and time for each on-sale will be communicated following the confirmation of match details after the previous week’s games. All up-to-date finals ticketing information and links to buy tickets for all matches will be available once confirmed.
During the member’s pre-sale, Club members are required to purchase a finals ticket equivalent to the type of membership they hold (i.e., Adult members can only purchase an Adult final ticket).
The remaining tickets not sold during the member priority period will be available for purchase by the general public. The date and time for each on-sale will be communicated following the confirmation of match details after the previous week’s games. All up-to-date finals ticketing information and links to buy tickets for all matches will be available once confirmed.
Tickets to the game will sell out quickly, so if you’re interested in attending the AFL Grand Final, get in early to avoid disappointment. If you can’t get tickets to the game, head down to the AFL Live Site at Yarra Park to watch the game live!
Get to the MCG and Yarra Park for free on public transport, as the Free Tram Zone will be extended to include tram stops close to Yarra Park. This means customers travelling by tram from within the Free Tram Zone in the CBD won’t need to touch on their myki to get to the MCG and Yarra Park.