|1983 VFL Premiership season|
|Minor premiers||North Melbourne|
(3rd minor premiership)
(1st Night series win)
|Attendance||3,638,017 (26,362 per match)|
|Coleman Medallist||Bernie Quinlan |
Fitzroy (106 goals)
|Brownlow Medallist||Ross Glendinning |
North Melbourne (24 votes)
The 1983 VFL season was the 87th season of the Victorian Football League (VFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition in Victoria.
The season featured twelve clubs, ran from 26 March until 24 September, and comprised a 22-game home-and-away season followed by a finals series featuring the top five clubs. Prior to the season, the South Melbourne Football Club, which had played its home games in Sydney, New South Wales in 1982, formally relocated its operations to Sydney and was renamed the Sydney Swans.
The premiership was won by the Hawthorn Football Club for the fifth time, after it defeated Essendon by 83 points in the 1983 VFL Grand Final.
Carlton defeated Richmond 14.16 (100) to 10.6 (66) in the final.
|Saturday, 14 May (2:10 pm)||St Kilda 12.17 (89)||def. by||Carlton 22.13 (145)||Moorabbin Oval (crowd: 19,016)||Report|
|Saturday, 14 May (2:10 pm)||Collingwood 16.11 (107)||def.||Richmond 8.11 (59)||VFL Park (crowd: 58,780)||Report|
|Saturday, 14 May (2:10 pm)||Hawthorn 20.17 (137)||def.||Essendon 14.11 (95)||Princes Park (crowd: 21,835)||Report|
|Saturday, 14 May (2:10 pm)||Melbourne 12.15 (87)||def. by||Fitzroy 18.18 (126)||MCG (crowd: 33,758)||Report|
|Saturday, 14 May (2:10 pm)||North Melbourne 29.15 (189)||def.||Footscray 11.8 (74)||Arden Street Oval (crowd: 15,556)||Report|
|Saturday, 14 May (2:10 pm)||Geelong 11.18 (84)||def. by||Sydney 16.14 (110)||Kardinia Park (crowd: 17,650)||Report|
Main article: 1983 VFL Grand Final
A total of 3,631,042 people attended VFL matches during the 1983 season, an average of about 26,312 per game (including finals matches). A combined total of 420,439 attended finals matches in 1983, an average of 70,073 per finals match. The largest attendance for a home and away game was Richmond versus Collingwood at the MCG, the attendance figure was 81,966.