Three of WA's biggest regional centres will host WAFL matches this year, with Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Bunbury chosen for fixtures.

East Fremantle will host Subiaco at WA Country Builders Stadium in Geraldton on March 29 in a round-two match between two clubs seeking a return to the finals.

The Lions will again leave Perth in round 12 for a match against Perth at Kalgoorlie's Sir Richard Moore Oval on June 14.

The WA Football Commission has also approved a third country fixture at the newly- redeveloped Hands Oval in Bunbury.

Swan Districts will play East Perth there on August 9.

Games were scheduled in Moora and Kununurra last year. WA also posted a memorable 17-point victory over Victoria in Northam in May.

Confirmation of this year's country fixtures comes three weeks out from the start of the WAFL season, with AFL-aligned clubs East Perth and Peel to play a regional round-one contest at Bendigo Bank Stadium on March 22.

WAFC pathways and competitions general manager Steve Hargrave said the country was a breeding ground for top football talent.

"The clubs have selected the venues with their country zones for this year's games in consultation with the local stakeholders and we are looking forward to seeing great WAFL contests playing in front of the country fans in these regional centres," he said.

The West Australian

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