The Australian Football League (AFL) has distributed the updated 2019 list of Restricted, Unrestricted and Delisted Free Agents to the 18 clubs across the competition.

Under the rules that were agreed between the AFL and AFL Players Association (AFLPA) in February 2010, Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents may consider offers from rival Clubs during the post-season free agency period, following the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

Under the AFL Player Rules, an Unrestricted Free Agent may automatically move to the Club of his choice. An offer to a Restricted Free Agent may be matched by his Club. Should his original Club match the offer, and the Restricted Free Agent Player does not wish to remain with his original Club, he must enter the National Draft or seek a trade. Compensation in the form of AFL allocated draft picks will apply to clubs with a net loss of Free Agents, based on the formula determined by the AFL. 

In 2019 we have seen the implementation of the following changes to Free Agency previously agreed between the AFL and AFLPA. The new conditions are as follows:

  • The condition that a player must have come out of contract after eight years to then qualify for Unrestricted Free Agency at 10 years has been removed (irrespective of when a player had signed his previous contract, all ten-year players are Unrestricted Free Agents);
  • A Player who at any time becomes or has previously become a Free Agent will be a Free Agent at the end of each subsequent Standard Playing Contract. Furthermore, they will be considered an Unrestricted Free Agent regardless of their ranking on the Club’s Primary List; and
  • Any Player taken in the 2019 Mid-Season Rookie Draft, who was previously delisted by an AFL Club, has been included on the 2019 Free Agency List.

2019 Restricted Free Agents

Sam Jacobs (Adelaide Crows)
Jack Newnes (St Kilda)
2019 Unrestricted Free Agents
Adelaide Crows
Paul Hunter (Rookie)*

Brisbane Lions
Ryan Lester*
Ryan Bastinac (Rookie)*

Dale Thomas*
Josh Deluca (Rookie)*

Ben Reid
Jamie Elliott
Lynden Dunn*
Tim Broomhead (Rookie)*
Sam Murray (Rookie)*

Zac Clarke (Rookie)*
Michael Hartley*
Mitch Brown*
Will Snelling (Rookie)*

Hayden Ballantyne
Ryan Nyhuis (Rookie)*

Geelong Cats
Scott Selwood*

Gold Coast SUNS
Tom Nicholls
Jack Leslie (Rookie)*
Brad Scheer (Rookie)*
Harrison Wigg (Rookie)*

Adam Tomlinson
Tom Sheridan*
Dylan Buckley (Rookie)*

Grant Birchall
Paul Puopolo
Ryan Schoenmakers*
Darren Minchington*
Tim Mohr (Rookie)*

Port Adelaide
Matthew Broadbent
Jack Trengove*
Cameron Sutcliffe (Rookie)*
Cam Hewett (Rookie)*

Maverick Weller (Rookie)*
Jacob Townsend (Rookie)*

St Kilda
David Armitage
Nathan Brown*
Lewis Pierce (Rookie)*
Sam Rowe (Rookie)*

Sydney Swans
Daniel Menzel*

West Coast Eagles
Chris Masten
Will Schofield
Fraser McInnes (Rookie)*
Keegan Brooksby (Rookie)*
Josh Smith (Rookie)*

Western Bulldogs
Tory Dickson
Fletcher Roberts
Ryan Gardner (Rookie)*
Roarke Smith (Rookie)*

*Previously qualified as a Free Agent