The fixtures are in for the 2024 VFL and VFLW seasons.

A slew of key matchups are on hand for both Bombers' programs, including respective returns to Windy Hill as the season progresses.

Kicking off the new season with a double-header at the NEC Hangar on Saturday, March 23, Bomber fans will have a great opportunity to see the new-look squads in action for the first time.

Round one marks the first of two double-headers at the NEC Hangar, with another to follow on Saturday, April 20.

The VFL Dons will once again venture to Victoria Park and the MCG for the annual ANZAC and Sir Doug Nicholls Rounds to face Collingwood and Richmond respectively in marquee matchups.

Round 11 will be a blast from the past for local Essendon fans as the two programs take on old rivals Carlton in a double-header at Windy Hill for King's Birthday Eve on Sunday, June 9.

Times and specific dates for rounds 14-21 in the VFL will be released in accordance with the remainder of the AFL fixture later in the season.

See the Dons' full fixtures below.

Essendon VFL fixture 2024


Round one: Essendon v Brisbane, NEC Hangar, 1:05pm, Saturday, March 23*

Round two: Sandringham v Essendon, Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval, 2:00pm, Sunday, March 31

Round three: Footscray v Essendon, TBC, TBC, Sunday, April 14

Round four: Essendon v Southport, NEC Hangar, 11:40am, Saturday, April 20*

Round five: Collingwood v Essendon, Victoria Park, 2:05pm, Saturday, April 27*

Round six: Bye

Round seven: Williamstown v Essendon, DSV Stadium, 3:05pm, Saturday, May 11

Round eight: Essendon v North Melbourne, Windy Hill, 2:30pm, Sunday, May 19

Round nine: Richmond v Essendon, MCG, 2:35pm, Saturday, May 25

Round 10: Essendon v Box Hill, Windy Hill, 1:05pm, Sunday, June 2

Round 11: Essendon v Carlton, Windy Hill, 2:00pm, Sunday, June 9*

Round 12: Bye

Round 13: Gold Coast v Essendon, Heritage Bank Stadium, 11:05am, Saturday, June 22

Round 14: Essendon v Collingwood, TBC, TBC

Round 15: Port Melbourne v Essendon, TBC, TBC

Round 16: Casey v Essendon, TBC, TBC

Round 17: Bye

Round 18: Essendon v Sandringham, TBC, TBC

Round 19: Northern Bullants v Essendon, TBC, TBC

Round 20: Essendon v Gold Coast, TBC, TBC

Rund 21: Coburg v Essendon, TBC, TBC

Essendon VFLW fixture 2024

Round one: Essendon v Port Melbourne, NEC Hangar, 10:05am, Saturday, March 23*

Round two: Essendon v Williamstown, NEC Hangar, 12:05pm, Saturday, March 30

Round three: Darebin v Essendon, NEC Hangar, 11:05am, Saturday, April 6

Round four: Western Bulldogs v Essendon, Whitten Oval, 11:00am, Saturday, April 13

Round five: Essendon v Southern Saints, NEC Hangar, 2:30pm, Saturday, April 20*

Round six: Collingwood v Essendon, Victoria Park, 11am, Saturday, April 27*

Round seven: GWS Giants v Essendon, Blacktown, 1:00pm, Sunday, May 5

Round eight: Essendon v Casey, Windy Hill, 11:05am, Saturday, May 11

Round nine: North Melbourne v Essendon, Arden Street, 2:00pm, Saturday, May 18

Round 10: Port Melbourne v Essendon, ETU Stadium, 1:05pm, Saturday, May 25

Round 11: Essendon v Box Hill, Windy Hill, 12:05pm, Saturday, June 1

Round 12: Essendon v Carlton, Windy Hill, 11:05am, Sunday, June 9*

Round 13: Williamstown v Essendon, DSV Stadium, 10:30am, Saturday, June 15

Round 14: Essendon v Geelong, Windy Hill, 2:30pm, Saturday, June 22

* - Denotes VFL/VFLW double-header