The AFL Players' Association acknowledges and recognises the diversity of Indigenous cultures with more than 250 distinct language groups across Australia. The 2016 Indigenous AFL Players represent 48 of these language or cultural groups. The map below demonstrates the diversity of our current Indigenous players. Explore the map by clicking on the footballs or shaded areas to discover the language and/or cultural groups of these players.


DISCLAIMER : This map indicates only the general location of larger groupings of people, which may include smaller groups such as clans, dialects or individual languages in a group. Boundaries are not intended to be exact. For more detailed information about the groups of people in a particular region contact the relevant land council. Not suitable for use in native title and other land claims.

Names and regions as used in the Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Australia (D. Horton, General Editor) published in 1994 by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (Aboriginal Studies Press) GPO Box 553 Canberra, Act 2601.