The band - best known internationally for their hit single 'Sweet Disposition' - will perform on the pitch at half-time and will then be joined by singer-songwriter Paul Kelly for a post-game show at the MCG, in a shake-up of the flagship sports fixture's traditional entertainment programme.
Kelly will also perform as part of the pre-game entertainment, along with Tim Rogers.
"As a band that was formed in Melbourne we know first-hand of the passion, and history that is the AFL Grand Final," The Temper Trap said in a statement on Tuesday (September 4).
"We are thrilled to have been invited to perform this year. It is a real honour. We have played some of the biggest festivals around the world, but playing live at the MCG in front of a Grand Final crowd is sure to be one of our most exciting performances yet."
In a further change, the winning team will also be presented to fans at the free 'Premiership Party' after the game. In previous years, the victorious players have usually celebrated in private.
"The format changes to the pre-match entertainment, the introduction of a devoted half-time show and the post-match celebration event all enable fans to take part in Grand Final day like never before," AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou.
"For the first time ever, fans will have the chance to be at the home of football immediately after the biggest game of the year, regardless of whether you have a Grand Final ticket."
It has been speculated that that the revamp came following a poor critical reception for Meat Loaf's half-time show at last year's AFL grand final.
Watch The Temper Trap performing 'Sweet Disposition' live at Abbey Road below: