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Celebrate 185 years

Even in iso, we lve you, Melbourne

Join the biggest couch party in marvellous Melbourne's history on Sunday, 30 August – to celebrate our city's 185th birthday.

And share your iso party selfies on social media using #MelbourneDay.

Get your free selfie poster and snap your party – on the couch, under the doona, in your jammies and trackies, baking cupcakes or crying that our footy Grand Final won'  t be at the 'G.

This year, we can't hold the traditional flag-raising at Enterprize Park but hoist your own – get your flag poster and share pics of your home ceremony.

Party on the sofa – from Wantirna and Watsonia to Altona, Balaclava and Dromana.

Celebrate what's great AND Melbourne's fascinating indigenous culture and heritage.

When the 'rona is over, Victoria will be more marvellous than ever.

We're 185: be proud and celebrate – on the couch!

Little boss has a head for big ideas

with thanks to 13CABS

Alicia Gec, the 2020 Junior Lord Mayor
"Her Worship" Alicia Gec 

Congratulations to Alicia Gec, 12, for winning the Melbourne Day competition.

The Penleigh Essendon Grammar student edged out four other finalists, chosen from a record number of entries.

She was "sworn in" as the little big boss of Melbourne at a judging ceremony on 19 August, held online because of coronavirus restrictions instead of the customary Melbourne Town Hall's historic council chamber.

"I'm so excited to help Melbourne to be the best we can," she said.

"Mental health is a huge issue during these uncertain times.

"We need to create alternative, creative fun ways to reconnect while we're socially distancing," she said. 

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Celebrate Melbourne's 185th birthday at home

And post your selfies on social media using #MelbourneDay

Junior Lord Mayor Comp 2020

Congratulations to Penleigh Essendon Grammar student Alicia Gec for winning the gold mayoral chains.

Alicia, 12, edged out a strong field of finalists, chosen from a record number of entries.

Win $250 cash prizes

Support the Junior Mayor program, download the 13cabs app

Deputy chair Sue Stanley receives Australia Day honour

Sue Stanley OAM

Melbourne Day deputy chair and treasurer Sue Stanley was recognised in the Australia Day 2020 honours for service to sport and to the community.

Sue is a four-times World Cup Aerobics champion, a leading health and fitness expert and media commentator, author, member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, an Australia Day Ambassador, recipient of the Advance Australia Award for contribution to sport, and director of Fitcorp — one of the top corporate fitness brands in Australia.

She is passionate about helping empower women and is recognised as a thought leader from her involvement in several organisations, including Blue Ribbon Foundation, VicSport and Variety — the Children’s Charity.

Her Order of Australia Medal (OAM) is in the general division.

Melburnian of the Year
Dr Bronwyn King AO

2019 Melburnian of the Year Dr Bronwyn King AO

Radiation oncologist and tobacco-free finance campaigner Dr Bronwyn King AO wins Melbourne's highest accolade.

The 2019 Melburnian of the Year was recognised for her work as CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios, a not-for-profit that advises super funds to divest tobacco investments.

Dr King began her career at Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre treating lung cancer patients, where she saw the devastating impact of tobacco on patients.

Now in its 16th year, the Melbourne Awards celebrate the inspirational achievements of people and organisations whose passion and commitment have helped make Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world.

The awards, started in 2005 by Melbourne Day Committee and the City of Melbourne, have expanded to celebrate significant contributions in the areas of environmental sustainability, community, multiculturalism and strengthening Melbourne's profile.

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