Essendon is bound for the Gold Coast, coming up against North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium in rounds six and seven.

The AFL today announced a revised fixture for the next two rounds, which will see all Victorian teams move to interstate hubs in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

The Bombers will face the Kangaroos at 7:40pm AEST on Saturday, July 11 and the Western Bulldogs at 7:50pm AEST on Friday, July 17.

Both games will be broadcast live on Channel Seven.

Carlton, Richmond and St Kilda will join the Bombers, Kangaroos and Bulldogs in Queensland.

The AFL needed to get the 10 Victorian clubs out of that state due to a worrying spike in the COVID-19 infection rate, a situation which has seen other states either ban those clubs from entry or place the strictest of regulations around their entry.

There is a belief among the Victorian clubs that they will not be returning for at least a month, that rounds eight and nine, at a minimum, will be added to their time away from Melbourne.

ROUND SIX                                   

Thursday, July 9                                            

Geelong v Brisbane, SCG, 7.40pm AEST                                   

Friday, Jul 10                                     

Collingwood v Hawthorn, Giants Stadium, 7.50pm AEST                                   

Saturday, July 11                                           

Fremantle v St Kilda, Metricon Stadium, 12.35pm AEST                                  

West Coast v Adelaide, Gabba, 3.05pm AEST

Melbourne v Gold Coast, Giants Stadium, 6.05pm AEST                                   

Essendon v North Melbourne, Metricon Stadium, 7.40pm AEST                                   

Sunday, July 12                                             

Port Adelaide v GWS, Metricon Stadium, 1.05pm AEST                                   

Richmond v Sydney, Gabba, 3.35pm AEST                                   

Carlton v Western Bulldogs, Metricon Stadium, 6.45pm AEST 

ROUND SEVEN                                      

Thursday, July 16                                        

Geelong v Collingwood, Optus Stadium. 6.10pm AWST, 8.10 AEST                                  

Friday, July 17                                   

Essendon v Western Bulldogs, Metricon Stadium, 7.50pm AEST                                

Saturday, July 18                                           

GWS v Brisbane, Giants Stadium, 1.45pm AEST                                   

Sydney v Gold Coast, SCG, 4.35pm AEST                                   

Richmond v North Melbourne, Metricon Stadium, 7.40pm AEST                                   

Sunday, July 19                                         

Carlton v Port Adelaide, Gabba, 1.05pm AEST                                   

Hawthorn v Melbourne, Giants Stadium, 3.35pm AEST                                   

Fremantle v West Coast, Optus Stadium, 4.35pm AWST, 6.35pm AEST                                   

Monday, July 20                                            

Adelaide v St Kilda, Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST, 7.40pm AEST