St Kilda will be based in Noosa for the next month as part of a plan to keep the AFL season going.

Players, coaches and staff will travel to South East Queensland on Sunday to comply with interstate quarantine rules that will allow the club to play matches on the Gold Coast and in Adelaide over the next two matches.

The Saints will head to the Sunshine State along with North Melbourne, Essendon, Richmond, Carlton and the Western Bulldogs.

Brett Ratten’s men will face Fremantle in Round 6 on Saturday afternoon at Metricon Stadium after the original Thursday night fixture between Geelong was scrapped, before travelling to South Australia to face Adelaide the following Monday.

The amended fortnight of games means the Saints will gain a nine-day break before taking on the Dockers, with another eight-day break to follow before the clash with the Crows.

The fixture for Rounds 8 and 9 is yet to be officially confirmed.

Senior Coach Brett Ratten said the Saints would relish the opportunity to head interstate, and that the club was more than happy to do their bit to keep the competition up and running.

“We’ve been preparing for a hub for a while, and we’re actually looking forward to it," Ratten said. 

“There’s opportunities for some real connection.  Some of our training sessions have been disconnected because we’ve got to break into six groups or three groups, where we might have a bit more interaction now.

"That’ll allow us to keep understanding each other and growing as a team.

“Every case will be different for everybody, so I think for our players to sit down with their family and friends and talk about it will make the decisions easier.”