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Deadlines extended

The call for entries for our Junior Lord Mayor Competition has been extended to 5pm on 17 August.

You get two more weeks for the chance to be the little big boss of Melbourne! Learn more.

And the call for entries for our Melbourne Birthday Card Competition for primary school students has been extended to 5pm on 10 August. Learn more.


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 from Monday August 3.


Design Melbourne's 180th Birthday Card Competition

Deadline for entries extended to 5pm on 10 August.

Free and open to Victorian primary school students (5 to 12 years of age), this drawing competition encourages children to learn about Melbourne history, city landmarks and icons.

Download an entry form, details and more


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

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.


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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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Melbourne rocks 180

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

We are excited to announce that music legends Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris will 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 last season. 

Learn more, see Events

Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne Competition

Entries extended to 17 August.

Entry is free and open to students in grades five to seven (10 to 12 years of age). Closing date for entries is now 5pm on 17 August.

Teachers can get students to enter as a classroom activity while learning about Melbourne history. It fits within Australian History AusVELS education requirements.

We're 2014 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne Ebony Chiazorproud to announce 13CABS as our official 2015 competition partner.

Download the Junior Lord Mayor Competition Entry Form (PDF)

Download the Junior Lord Mayor Competition Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Reigning Junior Lord Mayor Ebony Chiazor, pictured, from Stella Maris Primary School, Point Cook, has helped Lord Mayor Robert Doyle perform official duties, appeared in the Moomba Parade, raised the Melbourne flag on Melbourne Day, got interviewed by the media, visited the Royal Melbourne Show as a VIP, and more! Read more.

Life begins at 40 180!

Keep checking back as we unveil more events in the run-up to 30 August.

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