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The AFL announced that the 2025 Gather Round will run from Thursday April 10 to Sunday April 13, which will coincide with school holidays in South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.

The traditional Easter round of matches will follow over the long weekend of April 18 - 21.

The AFL will head to the Barossa Valley in 2025, with at least one game to be played in the famed South Australian wine region as part of the third edition of Gather Round.

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The Major Events Act 2013 facilitates the holding and conducting of major events in South Australia.
Major Event Declaration for AFL Gather Round was published in the Government Gazette No. 19 on Thursday 21 March 2024 on pages 491 and 495.