AFL Preferred Facility Guidelines

14 November 2023

The 2024 refresh of AFL’s Preferred Facility Guidelines (PFG) is now available and replaces the 2019 AFL Preferred Facility Guidelines.

Key amendments to the 2024 Guidelines:

  • Reinforces the need for access, equity, and sustainability across all venues.
  • More information regarding the integral components and stages of rigorous project planning
  • Strong advocacy for the umpiring community with the inclusion of relevant fit-for-purpose infrastructure recommendations.
  • Reference to the AS 2560.2 – Sports Lighting, Part 2: Specific applications which establishes lighting design and performance standards for various indoor and outdoor sports areas, encompassing a wide range of sports, spectator areas, and safety lighting.
  • More information regarding the AFL’s commitment to collaborative community usage of football facilities
  • Inclusion of best practise case studies within the appendices
  • Summary page of supporting infrastructure provision for community football venues
  • Additional functional site layout plans and diagrams
  • Updated references to relevant industry standards and regulatory compliance

You can download a copy of the Guidelines below:

> 2024 AFL Preferred Facility Guidelines

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