AFL JLT Community Series match

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WHEN     Sunday 11 March 2018
Central Reserve, 32 Gravesend Street, Colac
TIME       1.05pm AFL main game
                 4pm VFL match
                   // gates open at 11am //

Hosted by Colac Otway Shire in partnership with the AFL this much anticipated match is likely to involve most of the big name players from both clubs. Watch out for  the returning Gary Ablett, Brownlow Medallist Patty Dangerfield and captain Joel Selwood from the Cats alongside Bombers’ stars captain Dyson Heppell, locally raised Zac Merrett,  and the high-flying Joe Daniher.

Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster as follows:

Geelong or Essendon Club or AFL Member
Cost free + $5 registration fee

General Public
Cost $5-$20

Family prices
$40 (two adults, and up to four children under 15)

Purchase tickets here
or visit Ticketmaster online
or call Ticketmaster on 136 100

Tickets are strictly limited. We encourage you to get in early as it is anticipated this match will attract a sell-out crowd of 10,000. 

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Public entry including club and AFL members is strictly via Gate 1 and Gate 2 (off Hearn Street).

Accessible drop off is via Gate 3 (also via Hearn Street, enter from Gravesend Street and turn into Myers Street). To gain access to the drop off area please have your disability parking permit on display for traffic controllers. Drivers are to drop passengers then park at an alternative location.


Hearn Street from Gravesend Street to Stewart Street will be closed from 7am to 5pm on Sunday 11 March.

Traffic management will be in place, please observe all traffic control directions.

VFL practice match // 4.10pm
In addition to the main AFL match a VFL practice match between Geelong and Essendon will be played as an encore. Entry is included in ticket price.

Kids entertainment
There will be a range of kids activities on the day. Details will be made available closer to the event.

Limited parking will be available at the following locations:
Colac Community Library and Learning Centre, Queen Street, Colac
Colac Secondary College sports field (enter via Queen Street trade training centre driveway) - fee of $10 goes to the Irrewarra Cricket Club
On-street parking around the precinct 

Central Reserve is a short walk from the Colac CBD which has ample car parking.
Local residents are strongly encouraged to walk to the match.
No vehicles will be allowed into the ground

Free park and ride service running at 15 minute intervals from 10.30am to 1.30pm; and 3.30pm to 5.30pm return.
Stopping at Memorial Square, Colac Train Station and Colac Secondary College.

For V/Line services visit

Colac Taxis


Please note, assistance dogs are allowed on premises, but all other dogs are not permitted entry.

Being held on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend , the match provides you an opportunity to spend a long  weekend experiencing the wonderful Great Ocean Road and Otways region.  Colac is located on the door step of the Otway National Park, 40 minutes to the coast and home to many great local attractions for visitors. 

Information on local accommodation and attractions can be found here:
Visit Otways

Visit Apollo Bay

Visit Great Ocean Road


  • Sunday, 11 March 2018 | 11:00 AM - Sunday, 11 March 2018 | 05:00 PM


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