|1951 VFA premiership season|
|Minor premiers||Port Melbourne|
3rd minor premiership
The 1951 Victorian Football Association season was the 70th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Prahran Football Club, after it defeated Port Melbourne by nine points in the Grand Final on 6 October. It was Prahran's second VFA premiership.
For the first time since 1929, the membership of the Association changed, expanding from twelve clubs to fourteen. The Association saw itself in a strong enough position to provide the opportunity for top level senior football in the booming outer suburbs which were experiencing strong post-war growth. In August 1950, the Association delegates unanimously voted to admit two new clubs for 1951:
The home-and-home season was played over twenty matches, before the top four clubs contested a finals series under the Page–McIntyre system to determine the premiers for the season.
|Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pct = Percentage; (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points||Source|
|Saturday, 15 September||Sandringham 11.16 (82)||def. by||Oakleigh 15.11 (101)||St Kilda Cricket Ground (crowd: 20,000)|||
|Saturday, 22 September||Port Melbourne 12.13 (85)||def. by||Prahran 19.19 (133)||St Kilda Cricket Ground|||
|Saturday, 29 September||Port Melbourne 9.10 (64)||def.||Oakleigh 8.9 (57)||St Kilda Cricket Ground (crowd: 20,000)|||
|1951 VFA Grand Final|
|Saturday, 6 October||Prahran||def.||Port Melbourne||St Kilda Cricket Ground (crowd: 32,500)|||
|Burgess 3, McCullock 2, Shillabeer 2, Grambeau, Harvey, Walsh, Worrall||Goals||Miller 5, Walsh 2, Laffey, Lowrie, Murray|
|Shillabeer (shoulder)||Injuries||Walsh (leg/ankle), Tucker (cramp)|