There were eight teams in the Canberra League in 1963, Acton, Ainslie, ANU, Eastlake, Manuka, Queanbeyan, RMC and Turner.
Ainslie finished the home and away games in third place with 12 wins and 5 losses behind Eastlake and Manuka. Ainslie started the season with nine successive victories.
Ainslie defeated Acton in the First Semi-Final.
- Final score: Ainslie 13.13-91 def Acton 10.18-78
- Goal kickers for Ainslie: Chapman 7, Webb 1, Edwards 1, Heales 1, J Blomfield 1, Browning 1, Aitken 1
Ainslie met Manuka in the Preliminary Final at Manuka Oval.
- Final score: Ainslie 5.12-42 def by Manuka 14.20-104
The Ainslie First Grade team for the Preliminary Final was:
Hawke, Carnegie, Reddacliffe, Palmer, Neeson, Searle, Kershaw, Gowan, Girvin, Browning, Aitken, Murphy, Edwards, Chapman, Webb, Irvine, J Blomfield, Heales, Reserves: Spencer, Grant
Emergencies: M Elliot, Eastcott
Eastlake defeated Manuka in the Grand Final, 11.15-81 to 6.14-50
- Coach: Norm Neeson
- Managers: Harry McCulloch, Richard Adler