We're cool, friendly - and it's our 179th. Celebrate everything that's great! No Images? Click here

"City of cool" celebrates 179 years

August 20 to August 31

Click here to download your poster, take a selfie and post on social media

Show us your selfies!

Download your free Melbourne Day poster and take a selfie photo — like Channel Seven Sunrise co-hosts David Koch, Samantha Armytage and sports presenter Mark Beretta.

People all over the world are celebrating on 30 August — come, join the party.

1. Download your A4 cupcake poster from MelbourneDay.com.au
2. Get someone to take a picture of you holding
it, or take a selfie. Smile big!
3. Tag with #MelbourneDay and post to
Instagram or Twitter.
4. Do this and you, too, could live to be 179!


Cool capital, friendliest city

We're the 'capital of cool' and world's most friendly city. Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Survey says it was “no surprise readers adore Melbourne,” calling us Australia’s “capital of cool.”

Most liveable 4 years in a row

Melbourne has been crowned the world’s most liveable city for the fourth year in a row, and three other Australian cities made the top 10.

Book your tickets for the Urban Explorer tour of Melbourne Day

Urban Explorer: great family value

Get a Mega Showbag bursting with goodies valued more than $200 on this special Melbourne Day Urban Explorer tour.

Guided all the way by our Melbourne Day experts, you'll visit Eureka Skydeck, get VIP status at the flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park and at the Melbourne Day concert at Federation Square, and more!

Fantastic special deals and offer in our Cheers! Melbourne Day program, click for more info

$1 coffee all day

That's not a misprint. Our Cheers! deals continue to grow, with Queen St Rescue eatery the latest to offer fantastic Melbourne Day specials.

Wish staff happy Melbourne Day on 30 August and your coffee is just $1. Yes, $1. Also, free coffee with any breakfast order. Happy Hour starts noon.

Visit one of our program partners for a great deal and say Cheers! for Melbourne Day.

We want your hot shots in our Picture This Melbourne photo competition. Click for more.

Picture This Photo comp

Enter your interpretation of "what Melbourne means to me" in this exciting Melbourne Day photo competition run by Melbourne City Mission.

Join us at Fed Square for some cake on Melbourne Day

Cake and the city at Fed Sq

Join us for birthday cake (while it lasts!) at Federation Square on 30 August. Help us sing "Happy Birthday" and enjoy a free concert on the big stage, starting noon.

Rav Thomas will perform his hit "A Friend of Mine" at the Melbourne Day Concert
The P!nk Show - see why its Australia's No 1 P!nk tribute show at the Melbourne Day concert

Concert day

The P!nk tribute show and hit musician Rav Thomas will get the party started at the official Melbourne Day all-ages free concert at Federation Square.


Did you know?
Melbourne was named in March 1837 after the then British Prime Minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, who lived in the village of Melbourne in Derbyshire in the English Midlands. Our Derbyshire namesake is also the birthplace of Thomas Cook, founder of the world-wide travel agency.

Melbourne Regatta Day details and bookings

It's a blessing

Join a spectacular flotilla on Victoria Harbour — or watch from land. Join the Melbourne Passenger Boating Association in a Blessing of the Fleet Community Day. See a re-enactment of the first settlers’ arrival. Proceeds help the Mission for Seafarers.

Goodies you didn't know that were Melbourne-made are on show. Click for more.

Yes, made here

We're celebrating Melbourne creativity and ingenuity by showcasing products in August you didn’t know were made here — with love! Visit a participating outlet for a chance to win gift packs of local-made goodies.

Ken Lay, chief commissioner, Victoria Police, will deliver this year's Lord Mayor's Oration address. Click for more.

Oration lunch

Ken Lay, Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, will deliver this year's Lord Mayor's Oration on the future of policing.

City of Melbourne
Federation Square
illy Australia coffe
Metrol Trains
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses

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It's not too late

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