North Launceston/Essendon/Geelong, Defender, 1978-1989
> 105 games, 6 goals, Essendon, 1980-86
> 7 games, Geelong, 1986
> Essendon premiership, 1985
> North Launceston premiership, 1979
> North Launceston best and fairest, 1979
> Represented Tasmania on four occasions
Stephen Carey was a tough and relentless defender who enjoyed a VFL/AFL premiership in 1985. He was controversially traded to Geelong part way through the following season. He continued his involvement in football development in Victoria.