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A ruck contest in after the centre bounce. The man in the green shirt is a field umpire.

The laws of Australian rules football describe the rules of the game of Australian rules football as they have evolved and adapted, with the same underlying core rules, since 1859.

The current laws consist of an extensive document titled "Laws of Australian Football", which contains the rules and interpretations of the game, and is managed and administered by the Australian Football League.

The rules were first formed by the Melbourne Football Club, chaired by Tom Wills in 1859. The laws significantly predate the advent of a governing body for the sport. The first national and international body, the Australasian Football Council, was formed in 1905 to govern Australian Football.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Since 1994, the rules for the game known as Australian football have been governed by the AFL and the organisation's Laws of the Game committee.


Laws of Australian rules football sections
Intro  Players, ground and equipment  Play   Scoring   Officiation   Game length    AFL Rules Committee   [[Laws_of_Australian_rules_football?section={{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}}_History_of_the_Laws_and_Governing_Bodies|{{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}} History of the Laws and Governing Bodies]]   See also   External links  References  

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A ruck contest in after the centre bounce. The man in the green shirt is a field umpire.

The laws of Australian rules football describe the rules of the game of Australian rules football as they have evolved and adapted, with the same underlying core rules, since 1859.

The current laws consist of an extensive document titled "Laws of Australian Football", which contains the rules and interpretations of the game, and is managed and administered by the Australian Football League.

The rules were first formed by the Melbourne Football Club, chaired by Tom Wills in 1859. The laws significantly predate the advent of a governing body for the sport. The first national and international body, the Australasian Football Council, was formed in 1905 to govern Australian Football.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Since 1994, the rules for the game known as Australian football have been governed by the AFL and the organisation's Laws of the Game committee.


Laws of Australian rules football sections
Intro  Players, ground and equipment  Play   Scoring   Officiation   Game length    AFL Rules Committee   [[Laws_of_Australian_rules_football?section={{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}}_History_of_the_Laws_and_Governing_Bodies|{{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}} History of the Laws and Governing Bodies]]   See also   External links  References  

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