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Free lunchtime concert

Melbourne Day Concert

Federation Square
August 30, noon to 2pm

Music giants Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool, Mondo Rock), Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors) and Lisa Edwards (John Farnham Band) make this the birthday concert of the year.

  • Ross Wilson: Eagle Rock plus other Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock classics.
  • Jack Howard: Hunters & Collectors' anthem Holy Grail — and a new song about Melbourne, written especially for Melbourne Day.
  • Lisa Edwards with Michael Cristiano: John Farnham's smash You're the Voice.
  • Get your free birthday cupcake (while they last)!
  • Cutting of a giant birthday cake, made by Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses.
  • Welcome to Country ceremony by Wurundjeri Elder Annette Xiberras.
  • Live on-air radio broadcasts by concert master of ceremonies, Craig 'Huggy' Huggins, from GOLD104 FM.
  • And more!
Learn more: Melbourne rocks 181

Fill your heart with pride

Melbourne Day flag-raising ceremony

Join MC Dr Sally Cockburn (“Dr Feelgood”), Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley, city councillors, Junior Lord Mayor Mason Dwyer, Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker and committee, and others, as we salute the city's flag at 9am.

Learn more: saluting our city


Junior Lord Mayor 2016

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

With thanks to 13CABS, our competition partner

Mason Dwyer with Peter Hitchener and Robert Doyle

Top choice: Competition judge Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener (left), with Mason. Getting some tips for the year ahead as the little big boss of Melbourne from the big boss, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle (right).  

Read more: Without hesitation, it's Mason


Education Kit

Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Free classroom resource: learn who founded Melbourne
To be used in conjunction with the Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne e-book (see below)

Education kit: Download it now! (PDF)

Education kit - Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

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

Or read it online as a flipbook.
Start flipping, go!

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


Turning heads

Campbell Walker's Melbourne Daymobile


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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

Read more: Without hesitation, it's Mason


Get your free cupcakes

They're gorgeous, yummy and free — thanks to partner Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses, who are bakin' us crazy with anticipation. Get them at the Melbourne Day Concert at Federation Square from noon to 2pm (while they last!)


Melbourne rocks 181

Big names announced for a big, lunchtime free concert.

Headlined by music legends
Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool, Mondo Rock),
Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors),
Lisa Edwards (John Farnham Band).

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