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
Little boss has a head for big ideas
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 2020, 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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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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