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You helped make
Melbourne Day 2014 the best yet.


Simply the best

From all of us at the Melbourne Day office: thank you for helping make this year's event the best yet. Thanks to our generous sponsors, volunteers, support staff and everyone who attended one of our many events. Mwaaah! Just 359 sleeps until Melbourne's 180th!


Show your love: Join Friends of Melbourne Day

Friends of Melbourne Day are the first to get official news, free and special offers and more. Friends also get a mega showbag bursting with goodies — valued at more than $200.

Your support helps us celebrate the city and build awareness of Melbourne Day. We think it’s the best membership since... well, since Melbourne was founded on 30 August 1835!

See Melbourne Day 2014 photos

See pictures from Melbourne Day 2014

See highlights from our concert at Federation Square; regatta and Blessing of the Fleet on Victoria Harbour, Docklands; flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park; and more!

Must see timelapse film of Melbourne.

Watch this two-minute timelapse video and fall in love with Melbourne — again. It was created by Sam Woosley, 22, from North Carolina, US, while studying photography at RMIT.

"I had cops called on me, was rained off location. I even had a computer crash and lost many shoots. Thankfully, I had most footage on an external drive," he says.

The film was made from 8159 photographs, 88 different timelapses and more than  50 shoots — about 100 hours of work.

Vote now to name our new park

Name Docklands’ newest park

You are invited to vote for one of three proposed names for a new park in north-west Docklands.

What's the connection to Melbourne Day?

One of the proposals is Lancey Park — after Captain John Lancey, one of the first settlers to arrive aboard the Enterprize and start European settlement of Melbourne on 30 August 1835.

Captain Lancey was the leader of the expedition, representing John Pascoe Fawkner, the owner of Enterprize.

The other proposed names are Ron Barassi Snr Park and Dudley Flats Park.

Click on the button for more information and to vote for your preferred name.

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

From San Francisco — with love!

Thank you to Nitro PDF headquarters for celebrating Melbourne Day and sending this group selfie. Nitro is an Australian-founded PDF software company based in San Fran with offices in Melbourne, Slovakia and Ireland. 

Show us your selfies! It's not too late.

1. Download a Melbourne Day poster.
2. Get someone to take a photo of you holding it, or take a selfie. Smile big!
3. Tag with #MelbourneDay and post to Instagram or Twitter.
4. And you, too, could live to be 179!

Melbourne Day FAQs

Our first baby

Mary Gilbert, the first migrant woman settler, gave birth to a son, the first white child born in Melbourne on 29 December 1835. There is a statue of her, above, in Fitzroy Gardens' conservatory. And, yes, she did bring the first cat to Melbourne.

See us at the Show!

Melbourne Day at the Royal Show

Come see us at the Royal Melbourne Show! And get your Mega Melbourne Day Showbag that includes smencils (pencils that smell yum!), a ship captain’s telescope, a treasure map, stickers, a notebook, top-secret torch pen, super dough and more – all in a Melbourne Day tote bag.


To all dads, Happy Father's Day on Sunday!


We thank our generous sponsors and partners.

City of Melbourne
Federation Square
illy Australia coffe
Herald Sun
Yarra Trams
Enterprize - Melbourne's tall ship
Metrol Trains
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses
Channel Seven News
Lombard the Paper People
Radio 3AW
Eureka Skydeck
Akqire Digital