Celebrate 185 years – at home

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!

Free Ferguson Plarre cupcakes

No celebrations at Enterprize Park this year means no Ferguson Plarre birthday cupcakes. But we'll make it up to you – get two at Melbourne Day celebrations next year!

Can't wait? Get your fix via Ferguson Plarre's contactless click and collect service.

And get them home delivered using 13cabs' door-to-door 24/7 ASAP delivery service 13things.  

How we celebrated last year

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


Enterprize Park, on the north bank of the Yarra River at the bottom of William St, is where the first Europeans landed on 30 August 1835 to start the first permanent settlement of Melbourne.

Celebrating Melbourne together

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