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Free Agency has been a part of the player movement landscape for a few years now and has seen players like Brendon Goddard and Lance Franklin move clubs.
AFL free agents come in two varieties – restricted and unrestricted.
Restricted free agents are out of contract, in the top 25 percent highest paid at their club, and have either been at their club for eight or more but less than ten years, or have been in the AFL for ten or more years but have not previously had restricted free agent status.
They can accept an offer from a rival club, their current club has the choice to match the offer made to them and they must then seek a trade if they still wish to move clubs. So far, no club has ever chosen to match an offer for a restricted free agent.
Unrestricted free agents are out of contract, and either have been at their current club for ten years or more and previously been a restricted free agent, or been at their current club for eight years or more and are not inside the top 25 per cent highest paid at their club.
They can accept an offer from a rival club and if they do then this is processed immediately. Their current club has no right to match the offer or block the move.
Below you can find the complete list of every AFL free agent in 2018. We’ll update this page during the year as the list changes.
You can find all the latest rumours regarding trading and free agency for the 2018 AFL season here.
Tom J Lynch – Gold Coast Suns
Bachar Houli – Richmond Tigers
Andrew Gaff – West Coast Eagles
Scott Lycett – West Coast Eagles
Jordan Roughead – Western Bulldogs
Mitch Wallis – Western Bulldogs
Andy Otten – Adelaide Crows
Rohan Bewick – Brisbane Lions
Ryan Lester – Brisbane Lions
Jarryd Blair – Collingwood Magpies
Alex Fasolo – Collingwood Magpies
Tyson Goldsack – Collingwood Magpies
Michael Johnson – Fremantle Dockers
George Horlin-Smith – Geelong Cats
Daniel Menzel – Geelong Cats
Michael Rischitelli – Gold Coast Suns
Taylor Duryea – Hawthorn Hawks
Paul Puopolo – Hawthorn Hawks
Ryan Schoenmakers – Hawthorn Hawks
Brendan Whitecross – Hawthorn Hawks
Scott Thompson – North Melbourne Kangaroos
Sam Wright – North Melbourne Kangaroos
Justin Westhoff – Port Adelaide Power
Reece Conca – Richmond Tigers
Shaun Grigg – Richmond Tigers
Sam Gilbert – St Kilda Saints
Mark LeCras – West Coast Eagles
Eric Mackenzie – West Coast Eagles
Luke Dahlhaus – Western Bulldogs
Tom Liberatore – Western Bulldogs