Melbourne Day 2014
Simply the best
We're celebrating with an all-ages free concert at Federation Square, a spectacular Docklands regatta, an Urban Explorer tour around town, a flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park, special offers, discounted tours, a corporate lunch — plus gifts to you from a range of cafés, restaurants and retailers in our Cheers! Melbourne event.
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Making history — by teaching history
Students in the city's inner east are learning about early Melbourne in a unique way: from senior students – from another school.
Two Year 10s from Whitefriars Secondary College in Donvale, Melbourne's east, have commandeered the chalkboard and are making history come alive for younger students at Our Holy Redeemer in Surrey Hills, the city's inner-east.
Ben Galtieri and Callum Thorburne are engaging the junior students by using a hands-on, one-on-one approach — helping history leap off the page and into the children's imaginations, says Liz McIntyre, the deputy principal of Our Holy Redeemer.
The children are learning about the significance of Melbourne Day, the first settlers who sailed here aboard the Enterprize and about some of today's city landmarks, including Flinders St Station, Bunjil Docklands sculpture, Eureka Skydeck and Pie In the Sky at Melbourne Showgrounds. Read more. And see photos from the classroom in our Melbourne Day Flickr photo gallery.
Our Day around the world
No matter where you are, celebrate on August 30. Proud Melburnians, and friends of Melbourne, are preparing to mark the day so far in Beijing, New York, London — and Morocco. We'd love to hear how you're celebrating.
So share on Twitter or Instagram using #MelbourneDay. Or contact us and we'll post your party plans here and across our social media channels.
Tell us what you're doing, post snaps or take a selfie of you and your party friends. It's the next best thing to being here with us.
We're making your day with free and special offers, discounts and other gifts from our Cheers! Melbourne Day partners. See the offers.
Register your business, venue or outlet as an official Cheers! partner. Get behind Melbourne Day. Get in touch.
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The best packages in 179 years are available. Get your brand behind our day and be the life of the party. Contact Siobhan Browne today.
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