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1. Lunch of the year, mama mia!

Melbourne Business Network's Melbourne Day Oration
Melbourne Business Network's Melbourne Day Oration

The President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, Prof Margaret Gardner AO, above, delivers the 2015 Lord Mayor's Melbourne Day Oration. Presented by Melbourne Business Network and Melbourne Day at Grossi Florentino upstairs — the one and only Italian restaurant. This is not to be missed, capish?


2. Be wowed by the big ships up close

Special cruise is part of the Melbourne Regatta, then visits the port

A special, three-hour cruise supporting the Mission to Seafarers is the best way to enjoy the Melbourne Regatta — then tour Melbourne's port to see the big ships.


3. Restore the Alma Doepel lunch

Help restore the Alma Doepel

Join Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener and others at a fundraising lunch at Etihad Stadium to help continue providing youth programs and restore the Alma Doepel.


4. One-hour sails on the Enterprize

The Enterprize, come sailing

While the Alma Doepel gets some TLC, come sailing on the Enterprize, the much-loved Melbourne Day icon, on Saturday, 29 August, from New Quay Promenade, Docklands.


5. No lookin' back, the best bric-a-bracs

Docklands Sunday Market celebrates Melbourne Day

The Docklands Sunday Market becomes a special, Melbourne Day-themed variety market on August 30. And in a new location!


6. This city was made for walking

50 per cent off special Melbourne Day Hidden Secrets Tours

These walking tours sell out each Melbourne Day, so don't dawdle. Get 50 per cent off Golden Mile walks on 30 August, and 10 per cent off any other tour booked before 31 August.


7. Take a bow, Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne 180 hours 18 per cent off guided tours special offers

For 180 hours, get 18 per cent off all guided tours! Some include coffee and opera cake, or a buy-1-get-1-free drink deal. When booking, use promo code 180.

Special offers to get you celebration with our 180 Hour Birthday Bonanza

Lots more special offers and deals

You get the pressies in our 180-hour birthday celebration!


We thank our generous sponsors and partners

City of Melbourne
13CABS - proud sponsor of the 2015 Junior Lord Mayor Competition
Bank of Melbourne
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses
illy Australia
Melbourne Regatta

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