AFL finals subject to anti-scalping laws

AFL finals played in Victoria will for the first time be covered by tough new anti-scalping laws, the state government says.

Final games and next year's Anzac Day clash have been declared major events, meaning it will be illegal for people to re-sell tickets for more than 10 per cent of their face value.

"We're putting fans first - these laws deter unscrupulous scalpers and make sure fans can watch their teams play in the biggest games," acting Major Events Minister Philip Dalidakis said in a statement on Friday.