AFL CHIEF executive Gillon McLachlan says Victoria could be used as a hub if border closures impact the 2021 season.

Currently, all the interstate borders are open, though there have recently been new hotel quarantine-linked coronavirus cases in Queensland and NSW.

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But if restrictions are imposed, McLachlan said Victoria could host teams – a stark contrast to last year, where the state's 10 clubs headed to hubs in Queensland.

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"Well, we have the facilities here. We've got 10 clubs here, so it's easier to do," McLachlan told Fox Footy.

"Hubs are in our mind, what they were last year.

"Is it possible teams will have to relocate for a period of time? Absolutely.

"They may be able to live in Victoria in different circumstances to (what) they were in Queensland.

"Victoria clearly has facilities, teams (and) at the moment, a great community outlook.

"So clearly, yes, it's a possibility."

There are only two AFL games this weekend in Queensland and NSW.

Brisbane hosts Sydney on Saturday while Greater Western Sydney is due to welcome St Kilda on Sunday and McLachlan said he was confident round one would go unchanged.

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"You watch the results. The governments and the health officials are all watching as well," McLachlan said.

"So, if it's (cases in or linked to) quarantine and (there are) promising signs, then the impact and the ability for governments to keep the borders open is obviously much easier.

"So I feel we're going to get through this weekend, but touch wood."

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The Brisbane cluster saw the Lions' AFLW home game against Collingwood on Sunday moved to Melbourne at late notice.

McLachlan was uncertain whether the same situation would be possible during the men's season if required.

But he was adamant last season's flexibility had showed the AFL could manoeuvre through another difficult situation and if it happened again, the League would be better prepared and able to lean on their 2020 "playbook".

"We showed last year that anything's possible and the mindset of our clubs and coaches, players is right up for it – and so are the broadcasters," he said.

"So we'll do what we need to do."