|2001 VFL season|
|Minor premiers||Werribee Tigers|
3rd minor premiership
The 2001 Victorian Football League season was the 120th season of the Australian rules football competition.
The premiership was won by the Box Hill Football Club, after defeating Werribee by 37 points in the Grand Final on 23 September. It was the first top division premiership won by Box Hill in its 51 seasons in the VFA/VFL.
In a continuation of the VFL's amalgamation with the AFL reserves, which had begun in 2000, there were several changes to the VFL-AFL reserves affiliations in 2001.
In addition to these changes, a new team from Tasmania was admitted to the VFL; the admission was initially on a one-year trial basis, and a permanent licence was ultimately granted. Created and administered by Football Tasmania (later AFL Tasmania), the Tasmanian VFL club was designed to provide an opportunity for state level football in Tasmania to fill the void left by the collapse of the Tasmanian Statewide Football League at the end of the 2000 season. The club came to be known as the Tasmanian Devils, and played its home games throughout Tasmania, with five games at York Park in Launceston, four games at North Hobart Oval in Hobart, and one game at Devonport Oval in Devonport in its first season.
Consequently, there were sixteen teams in the VFL in 2001: eight clubs with VFL-AFL affiliations, three AFL reserves teams, and five stand-alone VFL clubs.
|2||Box Hill (P)||20||15||5||0||2240||1521||147.3||60|
|Qualifying and elimination finals||Semi-finals||Preliminary finals||Grand final|
|1 September, Chirnside Park|
|4||Murray Kangaroos||8.12 (60)||8 September, North Port Oval|
|2 September, North Port Oval||Frankston||9.16 (70)||16 September, North Port Oval|
|5||Carlton Reserves||12.16 (88)||Werribee||18.15 (123)|
|8||Essendon Reserves||11.10 (76)||Springvale||14.17 (101)||23 September, Optus Oval|
|2 September, Trevor Barker Oval||15 September, North Port Oval||Box Hill||13.13 (91)|
|6||Frankston||12.12 (84)||Box Hill||14.12 (96)|
|7||Coburg||10.12 (72)||9 September, North Port Oval||Murray Kangaroos||12.12 (84)|
|Murray Kangaroos||16.12 (108)|
|1 September, North Port Oval||Carlton Reserves||13.11 (89)|
|2||Box Hill||10.11 (71)|
|2001 VFL Grand Final|
|Sunday 23 September
|Werribee||def. by||Box Hill||Optus Oval (crowd: 11,500)|||
|Umpires: Davis, Grund, Quigley|
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: John Baird (Box Hill)
|Mitchell 3, Bowden, Churchill, Contessa, McMahon||Goals||O'Farrell 3, Passador 3, Pugsley 2, Rock 2, Lord, Picioane, Ries|
|S. Smith, for wrestling with C. Bateman in the second quarter||Reports||C. Bateman, for wrestling with S. Smith in the second quarter|