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Design Melbourne's 180th Birthday Card Competition

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

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Melbourne rocks 180

Check back as more details of our 180th celebrations on 30 August 2015 are announced!

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.


2014 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne Ebony ChiazorEbony Chiazor is our 2014 Junior Lord Mayor competition winner. Ebony, 11, will help Lord Mayor Robert Doyle officiate at Melbourne Day events — and help perform other duties during her reign. Read more.


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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

Free Docklands family concert

Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris 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.

Learn more, see Events

Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne Competition

Entry is free and open to students in grades five to seven (10 to 12 years of age).

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!

Check back for details of events planned for this year's celebrations in the run-up to 30 August.

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Timelapse Melbourne film

Melbourne - Timelapse / Hyperlapse from Sam Woosley on Vimeo.

Watch this two-minute timelapse video and fall in love with Melbourne — again.

It was created by Sam Woosley, 22, from North Carolina, US, while studying photography at RMIT.

"I had cops called on me, was rained off location. I even had a computer crash and lost many shoots. Thankfully, I had most footage on an external drive," he says.

The film was made from 8159 photographs, 88 different timelapses and more than 50 shoots — about 100 hours of work.

Our program guide

 Looking for our 2014 program guide? Download it here (PDF). Or read it online magazine-style, click here.

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