Saturday 8 October - Adelaide Oval
North Adelaide vs Melbourne
Melbourne won by by six goals
Had Norwood won the South Australian Grand Final the Demons would have had to play in a modified Victorian jumper due to a colour clash with the opposition. In the end the SA Redlegs were defeated, and Melbourne were allowed to play in their traditional strip against premiers North Adelaide.
The only change Melbourne made from their Grand Final team was to omit Trevor Johnson, on holidays in Western Australia, in favour of Terry Gleeson who had missed the finals series due to a broken leg.
Best on ground was Bob Johnson.
B: John Beckwith, Tassie Johnson, Len Mann
HB: Geoff Case, John Lord, Ian Thorogood
C: Brian Dixon, Laurie Mithen, Bryan Kenneally
HF: Geoff Tunbridge, Clyde Laidlaw, Hassa Mann
F: Frank Adams, Alan Rowarth, Bob Johnson
Foll: Terry Gleeson, Ron Barassi, Ian Ridley
Reserve from: Brian Leahy, Ray Nilsson, Denis Jones, George Milner