Australian Football International (AFI) is pleased to announce that International Rules will return to Melbourne in December 2022.

International Rules is a combination of Australian & Gaelic football, with a round ball being used.

Australia & Ireland will meet in a double-header of International Rules, with both men’s and women’s matches.

The exact date is to be confirmed, but the proposed date is Saturday 3 December, 2022. The venue is expected to be in the inner city.

Event Format

  • International Rules double-header
  • 12.00pm – Australia v Ireland (women)
  • 2.00pm – Australia v Ireland (men)
  • 18-a-side (maximum of 25 players per squad)
  • Both matches will consist of 4 x 20 minute quarters
  • Trophy & medals for the winning teams
  • After party for players, officials & supporters