this year it will be held on Saturday September the 26th. It is always on the last Saturday of September
last Saturday of September
Melbourne Cricket Ground - 06/10/1990. 1990 was the 1st year as the 'AFL'. Previously the competition was known as the VFL (Victorian Football League. The name changed due to the expansion outside Victoria). The first 'VFL' Grand final was held at the Junction Oval on Sat 24-Sep-1898. There was no 'grand final' in the first VFL season (1897).
Essendon won the 2000 AFL grand final over Melbourne.
March 10, 1996 was the date of the first F1 race held in Melbourne.
Probably because it is held in the middle of summer.
The first professional rugby league game was held all the way back in 1908. The South Sydney Rabbitohs won 14-12 against the Sydney Roosters in the grand final that year.