Josh Dunkley is officially heading to Brisbane.

The Club have traded its Round Two Selection (21), its Future First Round Selection, its Future Second Round Selection and Fourth Round Selection to the Western Bulldogs today in exchange for the talented midfielder and two Future Third Round Selections.

The 25-year-old joins the Club fresh from being crowned the 2022 Charles Sutton Medallist as the Bulldogs Best and Fairest.

Dunkley, a 2016 Bulldogs premiership player, produced a strong season this year where he averaged 25 touches, six tackles and six marks, as well as kicking 18 goals.

Brisbane Lions List Manager, Dom Ambrogio, said the addition of Dunkley was an exciting one ahead of the 2023 season.

“We really rate Josh as he is a quality player and quality person, so we are really happy to have him joining our Club,” Ambrogio said.

“We were rapt to have a player like Josh want to come to our Club as well.

“He had an outstanding season this year winning the best and fairest, so we are excited to him get into pre-season and playing for the Lions.”

Dunkley, a strong-bodied midfielder, said he was looking forward to playing a role in the Brisbane Lions experience further success.

After 116 games with the Western Bulldogs, Dunkley will make the move to Queensland in the coming months to begin the next chapter of his football career.

“I have always admired the Brisbane Lions from afar, and they have an exciting list so it is an exciting time for the Club and myself moving forward,” Dunkley said.

“Watching the Lions throughout the finals I thought they were really impressive, and I feel I can add to that and bring in some finals experience of my own.

“I want to be someone that can stand up in big moments and in big games, so I will try to do that to help the Lions go that next step.”