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AFL games are likely to be played in Cairns, Darwin and Tasmania this year after the league's decision to relocate all Victorian teams to Queensland.

Melbourne won't host any more home-and-away games this season and the grand final is likely to be played outside of the Victorian capital for the first time.

Victoria's 10 clubs will be based in Queensland for up to 10 weeks, but they will be able to fly in and out of the state under special exemptions.

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan confirmed the league was looking at other venues to lessen the load on south-east Queensland's two grounds.

Four games were played at Metricon Stadium last weekend while the Gabba hosted two.

"It's possible we play in north Queensland, Cairns," McLachlan said.

- AAP 

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