|1933 VFL premiership season|
(2nd minor premiership)
|Brownlow Medallist||Wilfred Smallhorn (Fitzroy)|
|Leading Goalkicker Medallist||Gordon Coventry (Collingwood)|
The 1933 VFL season was the 37th season of the Victorian Football League (VFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition in Victoria. The season featured twelve clubs, ran from 29 April until 30 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 South Melbourne Football Club for the third time, after it defeated Richmond by 42 points in the 1933 VFL Grand Final.
In 1933, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, plus one substitute player, known as the 19th man. A player could be substituted for any reason; however, once substituted, a player could not return to the field of play under any circumstances.
Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds; matches 12 to 18 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 1 to 7.
Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1933 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the Page–McIntyre system.
|2||South Melbourne (P)||18||13||5||0||1764||1383||127.5||52|
Main article: 1933 VFL Grand Final
South Melbourne defeated Richmond 9.17 (71) to 4.5 (29), in front of a crowd of 75,754 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).