Today, the AFL notified all clubs that the 2023 NAB AFLW Season will commence on the first weekend of September. 

Clubs will begin their preparations for the 2023 NAB AFLW Season on May 29. 

Round One of the AFLW season will coincide with the AFL Finals bye week. 

AFL EGM Football Operations, Legal & Integrity Andrew Dillon said he was pleased to provide certainty to players and clubs in preparation for the season ahead. 

“We want to provide certainty to AFLW players, clubs and fans while the CBA negotiations are ongoing,” Dillon said. 

"The first weekend of September is the best time for the 2023 season to start, with all eyes on the AFLW due to the bye in the AFL. 

“Season length and structure continue to be discussed as part of CBA negotiations. Planning is well underway and we are excited for the AFLW season ahead.”