|Union||Australian Football League|
|Head coach||Chris Scott (2017)|
|Captain||Shaun Burgoyne (2017)|
| Australia 69 - 31 Ireland |
(2006, 2nd Test)
| Ireland 116 - 37 Australia |
(2013, 2nd Test)
The Australia international rules football team is Australia's senior representative team in International rules football, a hybrid sport derived from Australian rules football and Gaelic football. The current team is solely made up of players from the Australian Football League.
Although Australian rules football is played around the world at an amateur level, Australia is considered far too strong to compete against at senior level. Hence, selection in the Australian international rules team is the only opportunity that Australian rules footballers have to represent their country. Until 2004 the majority of the men's Australian squad was composed of members of the All-Australian team, as well as other outstanding performers from the season. In 2005 the decision was made to select players best suited to the conditions of the hybrid game, which resulted in a younger, smaller and quicker team being selected. However this was reverted to the All-Australian model ahead of the 2014 series. For the 2013 Series only, the decision was made to select an all-Indigenous team, known as the Indigenous All Stars.
Competing in the International Rules Series, the only team Australia plays against is the Ireland international rules football team. The series has been played intermittently since 1984. Australian under-age teams have been represented in the past, as well as a women's team in 2006. Australia last hosted the International Rules Series in 2017.
Jim Stynes Medal: Harry Taylor
Jim Stynes Medal: Luke Hodge
*Max Rooke was named in the initial squad, but did not play due to illness. He was replaced in the squad for the second game by Josh Hunt.
Jim Stynes Medal - Ryan O'Keefe
*Brendan Fevola was an emergency for the first game, but was sent home before the second game due to misconduct in that he was involved in a fight at a pub.
**Lindsay Gilbee and Sam Fisher only played in the first game.
***Brett Peake and David Mundy only played in the second game.
Jim Stynes Medal - Andrew McLeod
Jim Stynes Medal - Nathan Brown
Jim Stynes Medal - Brent Harvey
Jim Stynes Medal: Andrew Kellaway
Jim Stynes Medal - Matthew Lloyd
Jim Stynes Medal - James Hird
Jim Stynes Medal - Jason Akermanis
Jim Stynes Medal - Stephen Silvagni
|Series||Captain(s)||Goalkeeper(s)||Jim Stynes Medal||Coach||Result|
|1998||Wayne Carey||Stephen Silvagni||Stephen Silvagni||Leigh Matthews||Ireland (128-118)|
|1999||Nathan Buckley||Stephen Silvagni||Jason Akermanis||Dermott Brereton||Ireland (122-114)|
|2000||James Hird||Andrew Kellaway||James Hird||Dermott Brereton||Australia (123-98)|
|2001||Michael Voss||Simon Goodwin||Matthew Lloyd||Garry Lyon||Ireland (130-105)|
|2002||Shane Crawford||Andrew Kellaway||Andrew Kellaway||Garry Lyon||Australia (101-95)|
|2003||Shane Crawford||Glen Jakovich||Brent Harvey||Garry Lyon||Australia (101-94)|
|2004||James Hird||Simon Goodwin||Nathan Brown||Garry Lyon||Ireland (132-82)|
|2005||Andrew McLeod & Chris Johnson||Dustin Fletcher||Andrew McLeod||Kevin Sheedy||Australia (163-106)|
|2006||Barry Hall & Dustin Fletcher||Dustin Fletcher||Ryan O'Keefe||Kevin Sheedy||Australia (109-79)|
|2008||Brent Harvey||Nathan Bock & Michael Firrito||Kade Simpson||Michael Malthouse||Ireland (102-97)|
|2010||Adam Goodes||Dustin Fletcher||Dane Swan||Michael Malthouse||Australia (102-92)|
|2011||Brad Green||Matt Suckling||James Kelly||Rodney Eade||Ireland (130-65)|
|2013||Daniel Wells||Ashley McGrath||Ashley McGrath||Michael O'Loughlin||Ireland (173-72)|
|2014||Joel Selwood||Dustin Fletcher||Luke Hodge||Alastair Clarkson||Australia (56-46)|
|2015||Luke Hodge||Dustin Fletcher||Harry Taylor||Alastair Clarkson||Ireland (56-52)|
|2017||Shaun Burgoyne||Brendan Goddard||Nat Fyfe||Chris Scott||Australia (116-103)|
Note: includes players' caps from 1984 - 2014.
|Player||Club||Series||Number of Caps|
|Brent Harvey||North Melbourne||2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2014||10|
|Terry Daniher||Essendon||1984, 1986, 1990||9|
|Steve Malaxos||Claremont/West Coast||1984, 1987, 1990||9|
|Craig Bradley||Carlton||2000, 2001, 2002||9|
|Gary Pert||Collingwood||1984, 1986, 1987||8|
|Tony McGuinness||Footscray||1986, 1987, 1990||8|
|Rohan Smith||Footscray||1998, 1999, 2000, 2003||8|
|Shane Crawford||Hawthorn||2000, 2001, 2002||8|
|Nathan Brown||Western Bulldogs/Richmond||2000, 2002, 2003, 2004||7|
The 1984-1990 Australian teams wore a traditional Australian rules sleeveless guernsey in plain gold. The teams of 1998-2011 wore a predominantly navy blue Gaelic football style guernsey, with either a green or gold v or green and gold sash. The Indigenous All Stars team which represented Australia in 2013 wore a unique Indigenous-styled guernsey. Ahead of the 2014 test match, the Australian guernsey was significantly altered, in favour of a mix of green and gold, with the traditional v-shape.