The 2020 AFLW Season as the 3rd season of elite women's Australian Rules competition. The season featured 14 teams each associated with a current men's AFL team. The season commenced on 7th of February and finished on the 22nd March.
Gold Coast, Richmond, St Kilda and West Coast all joined the competition. As a result the conferences were increased to two lots of seven. There was an increase to 8 games per team, with six games against each of the teams conference members, one against a cross conference rival and two cross-conference matches. This year conferences were decided by a range of factors including competitiveness and list strength. The finals now included the top 3 teams from each conference, with the the first place in each conference obtaining a first round bye.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last two rounds were cancelled and finals began at an earlier date. The finals was expanded to hold eight teams instead of 6, with a single 8 team knockout. Although following week one of finals the season was cancelled.