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The search to find inspirational Melburnians who have gone that extra mile to make a positive contribution to our society is underway. - 7News Melbourne, 6 May, 2015

Melbourne rocks 180

Details of our 180th celebrations on 30 August 2015 coming soon!

History teachers get it

Still Marvellous After 180 Years (PDF) article published in PrimeResource, a magazine distributed to 840 Victorian schools. And a finalist in our Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne competition writes about his experience.


Photos from our day

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Keep celebrating: three ways

Download a Melbourne Day poster, take a photo holding it and post to social media using #MelbourneDay

Join Friends of Melbourne Day and get special email updates — and a Mega Showbag of goodies valued at more than $200.

Magic cupcake: see it come alive!

Melbourne Day magic cupcake

1. Download the free "Cakes Alive!" app from the iTunes app or Google Play store.
2. Open the app, point your phone at the cupcake.
3. Watch your screen burst with a party animation!
4. Take a photo, tag with #MelbourneDay and share with friends and on social media.

It works on every Melbourne Day cupcake image – online and print. How it works, click here.


2014 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne Ebony ChiazorEbony Chiazor is our 2014 Junior Lord Mayor competition winner. Ebony, 11, will help Lord Mayor Robert Doyle officiate at Melbourne Day events — and help perform other duties during her reign. Read more.


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Toot for Melbourne Day

Melbourne Daymobile. Toot for Melbourne Day!

Honk loudly if you see our chairman Campbell Walker's 4WD "Melbourne Daymobile". You can't miss it!


Welcome to our newest
Friends of Melbourne Day

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel; Kate Prinsley, CEO Royal Historical Society of Victoria; Jeff Gordon from Melbourne Showboad - Lady Cutler. 

Get a mega showbag of goodies valued at more than $200 — join Friends of Melbourne Day.

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2015 Melbourne Awards call for nominations

Do you know an inspirational Melburnian? Nominate him or her in the 2015 Melbourne Awards.

The awards are our city’s highest accolade, celebrating the inspirational organisations and individuals who dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of our city.

Significant achievements are recognised in the areas of Environmental Sustainability, Community and Profile.

From large corporations to small community groups and individuals, the Melbourne Awards celebrate those whose passion and commitment helps enhance Melbourne’s reputation as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

For more information, visit the Melbourne Awards website

2014 Melburnian of the Year: Prof Sharon Lewin - Extraordinary HIV community advocate

Life begins at 40 180!

Check back for details of events planned for this year's celebrations in the run-up to 30 August.

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Timelapse Melbourne film

Melbourne - Timelapse / Hyperlapse from Sam Woosley on Vimeo.

Watch this two-minute timelapse video and fall in love with Melbourne — again.

It was created by Sam Woosley, 22, from North Carolina, US, while studying photography at RMIT.

"I had cops called on me, was rained off location. I even had a computer crash and lost many shoots. Thankfully, I had most footage on an external drive," he says.

The film was made from 8159 photographs, 88 different timelapses and more than 50 shoots — about 100 hours of work.

Our program guide

 Looking for our 2014 program guide? Download it here (PDF). Or read it online magazine-style, click here.

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