How we celebrated Melbourne Day 2019

Melbourne Day flag-raising ceremony 2019

Melbourne's birthday celebrations 2019:   (top L to R) Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker, City of Melbourne councillors Beverley Pinder and Susan Riley, Junior Lord Mayor 2019 Sophie Peters and Boon Wurrung Foundation director Dave Johnston raise the flag at Enterprize Park. Master-blasters Victoria Police Pipe Band, left, and Junior Lord Mayor 2019 Sophie Peters and Melbourne Day deputy chair Sue Stanley with the Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses cake made specially for the city's 184th celebrations. Photo: Danny D'Mello


Meet the 2019 Junior Lord Mayor

Sophie Peters

2019 Junior Lord Mayor Sophie Peters with Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp

Congratulations to Her Worship Sophie Peters, 12, for winning the Melbourne Day competition at a judging ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall on 21 August.

Sophie, from Montmorency South Primary School, edged out a strong field of finalists, chosen from a record number of entries.

"I would help young kids like myself have a voice of their own," she said.

"I think this young generation has many great ideas for the future.

"I love that in Melbourne all different cultures come together and share their food, customs and fashion."

She is pictured with Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

Congratulations to the finalists:

The judges:

Now in its seventh year thanks to partner 13cabs, the competition — for students aged 10 to 13 years — aims to raise awareness about Melbourne, instil civic pride and highlight Melbourne's journey since being founded in 1835.

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with thanks to 13CABS

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Sophie Peters is the 2019 Junior Lord Mayor

2019 Junior Lord Mayor Sophie Peters

Congratulations to Sophie Peters, 12, for winning the Melbourne Day competition at a judging ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall on 21 August.

Sophie, from Montmorency South Primary School, edged out a strong field of finalists, chosen from a record number of entries.

"I love that in Melbourne all different cultures come together and share their food, customs and fashion," she said.

with thanks to 13CABS


Melburnians of the Year

2018 Melburnians of the Year Simone and Ian Carson from SecondBite

Simone and Ian Carson — the philanthropic duo behind SecondBite, which gives food to people in need — win Melbourne's highest accolade.

They were announced winners at the annual Melbourne Awards Gala Ceremony at Town Hall on 17 November 2018.

SecondBite redistributes food free to more than 1300 community organisations.

Ian Carson AM said SecondBite was a great Melbourne story.

"It is about volunteers, successive Melbourne city councils, businesses, and philanthropists coming together to solve a problem in society. It has become a story about all that is good about Melbourne."


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