A Gold Coast premiership is the final AFL frontier for two-time Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett.

The Suns captain reaffirmed his status as one of the game's all-time greats by winning his second Brownlow on Monday night in Melbourne.

Ablett, 29, is Gold Coast's first Brownlow medallist in their third year and he wants to be playing when they take out their first flag.

"I'm hoping in the fifth year, we can have a crack at it," Ablett said in his post-Brownlow media conference.

"We really took a step forward as a team this year.

"I don't think I'm really going to tell until next pre-season whether they've moved forward again.

"One day it will just click - all the boys will just understand what it takes to play consistent footy at this level."

Gold Coast improved noticeably this season, winning eight games, and they will aim to make the finals next year.

Ablett made one of the biggest moves in AFL history three years ago when he left Geelong to accept a lucrative offer from the expansion club.

He was already well on the way to one of the legendary AFL careers, playing in two Geelong premiership teams and winning the 2009 Brownlow.

The son of Gary Snr, widely regarded as the game's greatest player, was determined to prove himself after talk that he would struggle away from Geelong's gun midfield.

"When I heard that at first, I have to admit it was a little bit hurtful," he said.

"But at the same time, that really drove me to want to prove people wrong and get up there and keep improving my football."

In a nail-biting finish on Monday night, the last votes to be read out were the three votes that gave Ablett the medal by one over former team-mate and Geelong captain Joel Selwood.

Ablett is the fifth player to win two Brownlows at different clubs.

He paid rich tribute to his father and Selwood after the count, saying they deserved to be Brownlow Medallists.

Ablett added he hoped to only poll two votes in the last round so he could share the Brownlow with Selwood.