Aussies gather for AFL Grand Final

Excitement is brewing across Australia up for the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne today, with friends and families gathering in pubs and homes to watch the highly-anticipated clash between the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood Magpies.

A fan from Adelaide has the day mapped out with the “ciders on ice flowing nicely” as of 11am.

One punter posted photos sunny Noosa beach in Queensland with a pint.

At the MCG, a Collingwood “party bus” arrived with fans waving flags from the top and a pig on a spit roasting in the back.

About 100,000 people are expected to attend the epic clash, which mirrors the 2002 and 2003 Grand Final battles between the two teams.

On Friday, thousands of fans gathered for a Lions-Magpies parade before Saturday’s battle.

Melbourne has put on a hot and sunny day for the footy spectacular, with kick-off booked for 2.30pm and temperatures pegged to hit the mid to high 20s, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Punters are filing into the MCG and Public Transport Victoria has registered no significant disruptions to commutes.

Fans will be treated to a performance from rock legends KISS, with the stage being rolled out now.

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