Magpies, Cats to move to Perth AFL hub: reports

Collingwood and Geelong are two Victorian AFL clubs preparing to enter a West Australian hub, according to multiple reports from Seven News and Fox Footy.

Meanwhile, one source has told ESPN a further hub will be formed in Darwin, with St Kilda and Melbourne among the clubs in talks to relocate in order to keep the 2020 season running smoothly.

A WA hub was ticked off by Western Australia's premier Mark McGowan on Tuesday, on the condition of strict quarantine conditions for visiting teams.

West Coast and Fremantle players will be allowed to undertake their 14 day quarantine period at home when they return from Queensland, but representatives from Victoria's football sides will be required to stay in nearby hotels or resorts.

A western Derby between the two Perth-based teams is slated for Round 7, potentially in front of a capacity crowd at Optus Stadium.

According to Fox Footy, Tasmanian tenants North Melbourne and Hawthorn are more keen to play games in Tasmania given their links and familiarity with the grounds in Hobart and Tasmania.

The AFL is expected to release its next batch of fixtures on Thursday.