Melbourne rocks 180

New! Melbourne Our Town will be performed for the first time at the Melbourne Day Concert by Soli Tesema

Listen to a preview: Melbourne Our Town (MP3, 0:55)

See the lyrics | Buy the full version from iTunes

Big stars announced for our free Docklands family concert

Daryl Braithwaite, Pierce Brothers, Russell Morris and Soli Tesema performing at the Melbourne Day Concert on 30 August

Music legends Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris headline our FREE Melbourne Day Concert on Sunday August 30 in the Docklands — proudly sponsored by GOLD 104.3 with Brig and Lehmo.

The concert also features the Pierce Brothers, Jack and Pat, who return home for their first appearance after a world tour.

And Soli Tesema will perform Halo, her signature cover of Beyonce's pop ballard that wowed the judges on The Voice Australia

When: Noon to 5pm. (Pierce Brothers on stage at 1pm; Soli Tesema, 1.25pm; Russell Morris, 1.45pm; Daryl Braithwaite, 2.30pm)

Where: Water Plaza on Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands (Merchant St, near the Library at the Dock).

Learn more, see Events

Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Free e-book: learn who founded Melbourne. Download it now! (PDF)

Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne eBook

Hey kids! Learn about your city through the eyes of Gilbert, Melbourne's first cat — the Tassie tabby who arrived on the Enterprize with the first settlers.

Learn more: The Great Gilbert

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Campbell Walker's Melbourne Daymobile

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Melbourne 'one of the great cities of the world' — Prime Minister Tony Abbott

"Now a vibrant hub of style, sport, arts and dining, Melbourne is the cultural heart of our nation, and one of the great cities of the world.
As you celebrate Melbourne’s 180th anniversary, I offer my warmest congratulations to all its citizens."

Read the Prime Minister's message


Congratulations Claire McDaniel, our 2015 Junior Lord Mayor

2015 Junior Lord Mayor Claire McDaniel and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

The new little big boss of Melbourne is
Claire McDaniel.

Claire, 12, from Loreto Mandeville Hall, won our competition that aims to educate Victorians about the city.

Learn more, hear her 3AW radio interview


Your love letters to Melbourne

Profess your love at the Yelp letter writing station at the Melbourne Day Concert.

Learn more, sweetie!


Hearty congratulations — Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove

"Melbourne's diversity reflects Australia's diversity, and on this day all Australians wish you a happy birthday."

Read more


Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne free e-book

Download it now!


Melbourne Day on radio

Listen: 3AW promo (0:28)

Listen: Promo (No 2) on Gold104.3 FM (0.29)

Listen: Promo (No 1) on Gold104.3 FM (0.36)


Catch a tram, train to Melbourne Day

Melbourne Day 2015 tram poster

Look for our poster on the City Circle tram! And Metro train stations.


The winning Melbourne pie is...

Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses' Flavour of Melbourne pie

The people of Melbourne have voted!

The Flavour of Melbourne is chunky beef, beer & bacon.

It was suggested by Claire Angelis and decided by popular vote. Get your pie, freshly baked, from Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses stores now.


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.


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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

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.


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