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30 August 2022

We lve Melbourne

Get three free birthday cupcakes at Melbourne Day celebrations in 2022

The birthday party of the year

Join the celebrations on Melbourne Day, 30 August, to cheer your city and help hoist the Melbourne and Aboriginal flags atop the 20m flagpole at Enterprize Park.

After COVID lockdowns, Melbourne Day public festivities, including popular Ferguson Plarre birthday cupcakes, return on 30 August – and at an upgraded Enterprize Park!

It's time to cheer Melbourne and celebrate all that's great. It's time to stand for Melbourne and keep Melbourne marvellous.

Don't stop until we get back our No 1 World's Most Liveable City trophy.

Reignite Melbourne - and keep Melbourne marvellous

Melburnians were urged to kick negativity and help turbo-charge Victoria's post-COVID recovery at a cocktail party held to launch Melbourne Day Committee's 2022 program of events.

"Melbourne is bouncing back to be stronger, better and more marvellous than ever," Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker says.

"We can reclaim our No 1 World's Most Liveable title by pulling together and tapping into what made us marvellous in the first place – our unbreakable community spirit, belief in Melbourne and unstoppable entrepreneurial can-do."

Marvellous like never before

John Deeks master of ceremonies at the Melbourne Day launch party at Block Arcade

Master of ceremonies: John Deeks at the Block Arcade cocktail party

Held at the historic Block Arcade, glistening anew after seizing the COVID lockdowns to complete a top-down renovation, the 16 March event outlined how to get back Melbourne's sparkle and it's No 1 city prize.

Committee member John Panteli says: "It was fantastic to feel Melbourne alive again. It's been so long since we were able to all come together as Melburnians. Work to reclaim our No 1 city title begins now."

The 2022 Melbourne Day program includes:

Team up, Melbourne –  bring on comeback city

Your energy, heart and soul that made us the world's most liveable city - an envy of the world - is unstoppable.

The mojo is storming back. We're reopening to be the Melbourne you love, like never before.

How we celebrated in COVID lockdowns – on the couch at home


Celebrating Melbourne Day

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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