Be the little big boss of Melbourne
Are you ready to be the Lord of cool? Show who’s boss?
Enter the Junior Lord Mayor Competition 2021 to rock the gold mayoral chains!
Entry is free, for students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 (or aged 9 to 13).
From up to seven finalists, an overall winner is chosen — the 2021 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne — at a judging ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall.
Her or His Worship holds the ceremonial title for a year — getting to rock mayoral robes and gold chains, march with competition finalists in the Moomba Parade, perform official and fun duties with Lord Mayor Sally Capp and more! And, how cool would "Junior Lord Mayor" look on your resume?
Now in its ninth year, the Melbourne Day Committee-run competition aims to raise awareness about Melbourne and our city's incredible Aboriginal history and culture — and instil civic pride by highlighting our journey since being founded on 30 August 1835.
"It's such an important program for helping people understand how the city works." — Lord Mayor Sally Capp
The judging panel includes:
- Lord Mayor Sally Capp
- Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener
- Radio 3AW presenter Denis Walter
- Uncle Andrew Gardiner, Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Elder
- 13cabs head of client services Simon Purssey
- Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker.
Celebrate 186 years
30 August 2021
We love Melbourne
Get your free cupcakes on Monday, 30 August 2021 – to celebrate our city's 186th birthday.
We skipped last year's party and traditional flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park because of COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, but we're making it up to you this year – get two cupcakes, thanks to Ferguson Plarre!
Celebrate what's great AND Melbourne's fascinating indigenous culture and heritage.
Check back soon for more details.
How we celebrated last year – on the couch at your place
Win $250 cash prizes
Support the Junior Lord Mayor program, download the 13cabs app
Toot for Melbourne Day
Hook Turn maestro: Honk if you see chairman Campbell Walker's 4WD "Melbourne Day-mobile".
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