|1913 VFL premiership season|
4th minor premiership
|Leading Goalkicker Medallist||Roy Park (University)|
The 1913 VFL season was the 17th season of the Victorian Football League (VFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition in Victoria. The season featured ten clubs, ran from 26 April until 27 September, and comprised an 18-game home-and-away season followed by a finals series featuring the top four clubs.
The premiership was won by the Fitzroy Football Club for the fifth time, after it defeated St Kilda by 13 points in the 1913 VFL Grand Final.
In 1913, the VFL competition consisted of ten teams of 18 on-the-field players each, with no "reserves", although any of the 18 players who had left the playing field for any reason could later resume their place on the field at any time during the match.
Each team played each other twice in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds.
Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1913 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the amended "Argus system".
All of the 1913 finals were played at the MCG, so the home team in the semi-finals and preliminary final was the higher ranked team from the ladder but in the grand final the home team was the team that won the preliminary final.
Main article: 1913 VFL Grand Final
Fitzroy defeated St Kilda 7.14 (56) to 5.13 (43), in front of a crowd of 59,479 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).