Former North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley is in custody and charged with various offenses, including stalking.
The 53-year-old man was arrested on Saturday outside a St Kilda home around 9 p.m.
Laidley faced the Melbourne District Court on Sunday and was referred to the same court on May 11. He did not request bail.
Victoria police have confirmed that a man from Moonee Ponds was charged with criminal harassment and other offenses.
“As the matter is before the court, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time,” a Victoria police spokesperson said in a statement.
Laidley coached the Kangaroos for seven years until 2009, having played 151 games with North Melbourne and West Coast.
The 1996 Prime Minister is currently the head coach of the Essendon District Football League club, Maribyrnong Park.