In 1999 North Melbourne began a push into Sydney with them playing 4 home games and 1 away game in the Harbour city. This was continued in 2000. They changed their name to North Kangaroos and then to just Kangaroos. (in future years they would look at playing on the Gold Coast and Hobart).
The 1999 AFL Grand Final was contested between the Kangaroos and Carlton on 25 September 1999. It was the 103rd annual grand final, North having won the Centenary Grand Final. The match, attended by 94,228 spectators, was won by North Melbourne by a margin of 35 points (the second consecutive year in which the premiership decider was determined by that margin). It was North Melbourne’s fourth and most recent premiership victory.
The Norm Smith Medal was won by Shannon Grant.
Collecting Airship covers is a very popular thematic area within philately. They are commonly used by TV stations for ariel shots. This cover commemorates the Blimp used in 1999 at the AFL Grand Final on the Saturday in Melbourne and again on the Sunday at the Rugby League Grand Final in Sydney.