A Southport Sharks Junior and a prolific and determined on baller, Burge played 167 games from 2005-2016 and is a Playing Life Member of the Club.  He was a Premiership player in the 2006 and 2008 teams and was awarded the Doc Mackenzie Medal for Best and Fairest in 2012 and 2013 and Club Captain the following year. After leaving Sharks in 2017, Burge had further Premiership success with Palm Beach and won a Grogan Medal with Wayde Mills in his first year of QAFL.