THE AFL has today imposed a lifetime ban on the patron who ran onto the ground during the Adelaide Crows vs Geelong Cats game at Adelaide Oval in round two.

The patron, who isn't a club or AFL member, has been handed a lifetime ban from ALL AFL and AFLW matches, with the ban eligible to be reviewed after five years.

"Running onto the ground during a match is not only senseless, but it is unsafe and unlawful," AFL General Counsel Stephen Meade said.

"If you choose to do it, then you will not only be given a significant fine, but you will have deal with local authorities and ultimately lose the privilege of attending AFL matches.

"The AFL will continue to work with venues across in the country to ensure that there is a strong and consistent deterrence to this unsafe behaviour at all AFL and AFLW venues."