Key dates of the 2012 Off-Season
October 1 - Free Agency begins
-Restricted agents can be made offers
-Unrestricted agents can move
October 5 - Nomination of Father-Son Eligible Players
October 8 - Trade Period begins.
October 19 - Deadline for GWS Giants to pre-list balance of any uncontracted players
October 19 - Free Agency Period ends
October 26 - Trade Period ends
November 1 - Commencement to Delisted Player Free Agency Period.
November 13 - End to Delisted Player Free Agency Period.
November 13 - Out of Contract Listed Player Draft Nomination deadline, New Player Draft Nomination deadline.
November 13 - Deadline for Nomination of any use of 2012 GWS Giants Compensation Selections.
November 16 - Delisted Player Draft Nomination deadline
- Non-Retained Rookies Draft Nomination deadline
- Nominated of Queensland Zone Priority Selections
- Nomination of NSW/ACT Zone Priority Selections.
November 22 - NAB AFL Draft at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
November 23 - Second Delisted Player Free Agency Period begins.
November 28 - Second Delisted Player Free Agency Period ends.
December 4 - Delisted Player Nomination deadline.
December 4 - Deadline for GWS Giants to pre-list balance of any previously listed or previously nominated for draft players
December 11 - NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft.
December 11 - Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast Suns, GWS Giants and Sydney Swans are eligible to Pre-Selected Rookies.
December 11 - NAB AFL Rookie Draft.
RED - related to Free Agency
BLUE - related to Trade Period
GREEN - related to national draft
ORANGE - related to rookie & pre-season drafts