1956 Perth Carnival
The 1956 Perth Carnival was the 13th edition of the Australian National Football Carnival, an Australian rules football interstate competition. It took place from 11 June to 23 June at Subiaco Oval, Perth.
Five teams automatically qualified for the carnival as a result of their finishing positions at the 1953 Adelaide Carnival: hosts Western Australia, South Australia, the Victorian Football League (VFL) and the Victorian Football Association (VFA). Tasmania, which had finished last at the 1953 Carnival, qualified only after defeating the winners of the lower division, the Australian Amateurs, in a playoff at North Hobart Oval on 10 July 1954, by the score of 16.21 (117) to 9.10 (64).
The VFL finished the fortnight unbeaten while Tasmania equaled their best performance ever by finishing third.
In 1956 the All-Australian team was picked based on the performances at the Perth Carnival.
Ruckman Graham Farmer won the Tassie Medal, making it four wins out of five in carnivals for Western Australian players.
|1||Graham Farmer||6||Western Australia|
|3||John Gerovich||13||Western Australia|
|4||Lindsay Head||12||South Australia|
- Flanker (12 July 1954). "Tasmania easily retains senior status in rugged match with amateurs". The Advocate (Burnie, Tas). p. 10.