Ozzie Rules Football was 1st played at Melbourne in 1858.
The game is still centred in Victoria. The professional league is the AFL.
The top clubs are Carlton and Essendon, with 16 Grand Finals, which are played every September.
In 2013 Hawthorn beat Fremantle 11-8 on goals before 100 000 fans.
The league currently has 18 clubs, 10 from Victoria and 2 each from NSW, Qld, SA & WA.
The Sydney Swans used to be North Melbourne.