Saturday 5 October - MCG
Melbourne 3.2, 6.7, 7.10, 12.11.83
Geelong 3.2, 8.3, 8.3, 9.6.69
Melbourne win by 14 points
Melbourne won their fifth consecutive premiership. After an even first quarter, and a narrow Geelong lead at the long break, Melbourne recovered to take the lead at three quarter time. They had kept the visitors scoreless with the wind in the third term, and used it to their advantage in the last to run out winners.
B: J. King, Joe Kinnear, Young
HB: Pat McNamara, Don Hooper, Richie Emselle
C: Percy Cheffers, Keith Truscott, Jack Carr
HF: Jack Sambell, Len Smith, Norm Smith
F: Ken Feltscheer, Ron Baggott, Archie Roberts
Foll: Bill Adams, Frank Halloran, Harold Ball
19th: Bill Miller
Emergencies: Jack Furniss, Bill Sweeney, Russo
Some sources have Ball kicking three goals.