Celebrating 182 marvellous years in 2017

Join the birthday party of the year

Free "Absolutely '80s    " Concert

Sunday, 27 August, noon to 3pm

Docklands (Victoria Harbour)


Brian Mannix (Uncanny Xmen)
Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen)
Ally Fowler (The Chantoozies)

performing their biggest hits!

Also, Melbourne music legends 

Wendy Stapleton and Paul Norton from Wendy and the Rocketts.
Plus, Peta Evans-Taylor from The Voice 2015

Other attractions include:

Sunday Docklands Market, on Harbour Esplanade for Melbourne Day celebrations, from 10am to 5pm

Gourmet food trucks

Climb aboard the schooner Enterprize, the replica of the ship that brought the first settlers in 1835

Take a selfie with the 2017 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne

Display of artwork celebrating our city's indigenous culture and heritage

Children’s face painting

Roving entertainment

Free birthday cup cakes


And more!

Melbourne Day, Wednesday, 30 August 

Feel the pride at the official flag-raising ceremony, Enterprize Park.

Join Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, city councillors, the 2017 Junior Lord Mayor, civic leaders and special guests as we salute the flag at 11am. Free public event.

More events to be announced! Check back soon.

Enter the 2017 Junior Lord Mayor Competition

with thanks to 13CABS

Be the little big boss of Melbourne. It's free, fun and you learn about Melbourne. Entry is open to Victorian students in grades five to seven (10 to 12 years of age). Learn more: Education section

Enter online here

Entries close 5pm, 14 August 2017.

Wheels turning heads

Campbell Walker's Melbourne Daymobile

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2017 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne Competition

Be the little big boss of our city. It's free, fun and you learn about Melbourne.

Competition opens 1 June 2017 and closes 5pm, 14 August 2017.

Sponsorships that get noticed

Don't miss out. Get your brand behind Melbourne Day. Awesome sponsorship packages are available for 2017.

Little big boss hits the airways

Denis Walter, Mason Dwyer, Peter Hitchener

On air: Junior Lord Mayor Mason Dwyer at radio station 3AW, with Channel Nine news presenter Peter Hitchener, right. Mason was a guest on the Afternoon show, hosted by Denis Walter, left, on 6 June. His Worship declared open the 2017 Junior Lord Mayor Competition, urging students across the state to enter online and learn about Melbourne.

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Junior Lord Mayor 2016

Junior Lord Mayor 2016 Mason Dwyer and town crier Ian Morrison

The 2016 little big boss of Melbourne is Mason Dwyer, from St Louis de Montfort's Primary, Aspendale

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