The Demons claimed their inaugural AFLW flag with a 19-15 win over the Lions in Springfield in front of over 7,400 fans.
Stunningly, Brisbane defender Shannon Campbell claimed best-on-ground honours despite being on the losing side after collecting an equal game-high 19 possessions to go along with her 8 marks for the match.
A strong opening quarter for the Lions would continue at the other end of the field, with defender Nat Grider bringing down Demon Megan Fitzsimon just 15 metres out from goal in what was a goal-saving effort by the All-Australian.
After a goalless opening term to the match, Melbourne finally broke their drought in the following quarter through Blaithin Mackin, who kicked truly after some great link-up play from the Demons.
The Lions captain would eventually return to the field after being deemed fit to play, giving Brisbane a much-needed boost in the second half.
A third quarter-goal from Melbourne forward Tayla Harris saw the Demons reclaim the lead, with Melbourne carrying a two-point buffer into the final team and leaving the Lions without a goal for two successive quarters.
The highly contested affair would reach its climax when Alyssa Bannan and Phoebe Monaghan would chase after a loose ball deep into Melbourne's forward line with less than a minute remaining, with Monaghan eventually negating any score and see her side move the ball out of defence.
The siren would soon sound as the Demons claimed a famous four-point win.