Each year the AFL Masters Carnival is held in a unique location around Australia. Designed to be easily incorporated into a family holiday there is a healthy balance of football, tourism options and carnival events for the whole family.
Attracting up to 50 teams from across Australia, players compete in age groups ranging from Over 35’s to Over 60’s. To play in the National Carnival, players must turn 35 or older in that current year. Our women’s competition in 2021 allows players to turn 34 or older in that current year.
The provisional dates for the 2021 Perth Carnival are Sunday 26th September – Saturday 2nd October 2021. The date of the 2021 AFL Grand Final will be announced by the AFL later in the year.
National Carnival - Players
Each AFL Masters State Association runs their own player registrations. When registrations open, please visit our Player registrations portal on TeamApp and locate your State Association registration.
National Carnival - Umpires
Umpires register via the AFL Masters National Carnival registrations page. When registrations open, please visit our Umpire registrations portal on TeamApp to register as an umpire.
Regretfully, the 2020 AFL Masters National Carnival has been postponed, due to the impact of COVID-19. The 2021 Carnival will take place in Perth, and provisional dates are Sunday 26th September – Saturday 2nd October 2021. The date of the 2021 AFL Grand Final will be announced by the AFL later in the year.
Registrations for the 2021 National Carnival will open mid-2021
Players and umpires, when registrations open, please visit our registrations portal on Team App to sign up to your State Association, or to register as an umpire.
What is the National Carnival experience?
Find out what the 2019 Carnival was like here.
The 2019 AFL Masters National Carnival brought together more than 810 footballers, male and female, from across the country to celebrate our great game.
The Townsville 2019 AFL Masters National Carnival was the second time we have held the Carnival in Townsville, the last being 2012.
Steve EurellAFL Masters National President
To all players, umpires, coaches, support staff and their friends and family, welcome to the capital of North Queensland for the 2019 AFL Masters National Carnival in Townsville.