All over the world: No matter where, give Melbourne a cheer – like team Nitro PDF (founded in Melbourne!) from their San Francisco HQ.

How to get involved

Celebrate everything that's great about Melbourne.

There's almost no limit to the events you can hold and ways to mark August 30. Join an official event or hold your own!

Also see our exciting education resources for schools, designed to capture students' imaginations.

Here are some ideas to inspire, including posters you can print, hang everywhere and use as a selfie backdrop.

Show us your selfies Mel-fies!

Use the birthday posters below, take a selfie or ask a friend to take a gorgeous snap of you with the poster, tag #MelbourneDay and share on your favourite social media channel!

Your free party downloads

Birthday poster download (PDF)

Melbourne Day Happy Birthday Selfie Poster

Get my poster

Cupcake poster download (PDF)

Melbourne Day Selfie Poster

Get my cupcake poster

Birthday cupcake 3D surprise

Get your app - and watch the Melbourne Day cupcake burst alive

Watch our birthday cupcake come alive with Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses  ' Cakes Alive! app.

Using augmented reality technology, your screen bursts into an animation and special message when you lens over Melbourne's special birthday cupcake image.

Magic cupcake video: See it

Hey kids, get your colour-in flag (PDF)

City of Melbourne flag download

It flies at Enterprize Park, on the Lord Mayor's car, the Enterprize's mast and atop Melbourne Town Hall.

Get your flag, color in and hold your flag-raising ceremony.

Take a photo, tag with #MelbourneDay and share on social media.

Get my flag to color-in

Be inspired

Melbourne Day selfies collage showing newsreader Peter Hitchener from Channel Nine News, Dr Jo Clyne from History Teachers Association of Victoria, Melbourne Day deputy chair Sue Stanley, councillor Beverley Pinder, Team Alicia Gec finalists Junior Lord Mayor competition, Denis Walter 3AW and Junior Lord Mayor judge
Proud: Junior Lord Mayor competition judges Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener and Dr Jo Clyne from History Teachers Association of Victoria (top), "Team Gec" sisters of Junior Lord Mayor finalist Alicia Gec, Melbourne Day deputy chair Sue Stanley (left) and City of Melbourne Cr Beverley Pinder, 3AW radio host and Junior Lord Mayor judge Denis Walter.
Melbourne Day selfies: Peta Evans-Taylor (The Voice) and Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men)
City greats: Peta Evans-Taylor (The Voice) and Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men)
Channel Seven Sunrise hosts David Koch, Samantha Armytage and Mark Beretta (centre)
Never to early to celebrate: Channel Seven Sunrise hosts Samantha Armytage, Mark Beretta and David Koch.
Melbourne Day Happy Birthday poster
We love Melbourne: ​Australian music icon Michael Gudinski from Mushroom records (top), Grill'd Healthy Burgers founder Simon Crowe (left), historian and author Judith Buckrich and previous Junior Lord Mayor Mason Dwyer with Simon Purssey from 13cabs.​​
From Beijing, China, Melbourne Day wishes
The world over: No matter where you are, take a selfie, tag with #MelbourneDay and post to social media.