Melbourne have announced their leadership group for 2021, with Max Gawn set to lead the club again.

Jack Viney retains the vice-captaincy role which comes off the back of signing a new five-year deal with the club this off-season.

Demons general manager of football performance Alan Richardson said the pair's leadership would hold the club in good stead in 2021.

"We are very fortunate that we have a number of strong leaders within our playing group who display our club values on a consistent basis," Richardson told Melbourne Media.

"As a collective, we feel the streamlined approach of having a captain and vice-captain worked really well last year.

"Pleasingly, this view was reinforced through the player voting process where both Max and Jack were the two standout candidates.

"They are not only great football players but they are also outstanding people and no one wants success for this footy club more than those two men."