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Our city turns 185 on 30 August 2020

Coronavirus advisory: As State Government restrictions start to ease, we are working on how best to celebrate Melbourne's birthday this year. Check back soon for details.

(contingent on social distancing rules)

Be the little big boss of Melbourne

2020 Junior Lord Mayor competition

Enter now, go!

with thanks to 13CABS

It's free, easy to enter and open to Victorian students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 (aged 9 to 13). 

Now in its eighth year thanks to partner 13cabs, the competition aims to raise awareness about Melbourne and our city's Aboriginal history and culture — and instil civic pride by highlighting our journey since being founded on 30 August 1835.

From five finalists, an overall winner is chosen.

His or Her Worship gets to rock mayoral robes and gold chains, add 2020 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne to their resume, perform official and fun duties with Lord Mayor Sally Capp, march in the Moomba Parade and more!

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Junior Lord Mayor Comp 2020

Free and open to students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 (aged 9 to 13).

Enter now, go!

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

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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