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And tell us your favorite pie ingredients — enter our Flavour of Melbourne competition!

Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses' Flavour of Melbourne pie competition, enter now!

Melbourne pie competition

Hurry, last days! Entries close midnight July 14

We're looking for Melbourne’s favourite pie flavour.

Together with Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses, we want to know what flavours create a pie that sums up Melbourne in one bite.

Do us a flavour — share your favourite ingredients for a chance to get your teeth into some great prizes!

The best four entries get put to a public vote from July 16. Melburnians can vote by liking on Facebook their most-loved pie. The winning pie gets sent to the oven to be launched and enjoyed for Melbourne Day celebrations.

Free Melbourne Day concert
Free Melbourne Day concert
Special offers to get you celebration with our 180 Hour Birthday Bonanza

Special offers to get you celebrating!

Yes, you get the pressies!

Join the party with a range of special offers from city businesses getting behind Melbourne's 180th.

In the 180 hours to Melbourne Day, retailers, pubs, cafés, restaurants, attractions and other outlets are encouraged to offer patrons a gift — a Melbourne birthday special: $1 coffees, complimentary drinks, 2-for-1 tickets, discounts, deals, free samples, door prizes and more!

Are you a small business?

Don't be a party pooper. Join our 180 Hour Birthday Bonanza campaign and do more business at your business by celebrating Melbourne Day.

Flag-raising ceremony on Melbourne Day

Junior Lord Mayor Competition

Entries close July 31

Entry is free and open to students in grades five to seven (10 to 12 years of age).

Thanks to 13CABS, you can be the little big boss of Melbourne!

Teachers can get students to enter as a classroom activity while learning about Melbourne history. It fits within Australian History AusVELS education requirements.


Design Melbourne's 180th Birthday Card Competition

Hurry! Entries close July 24.

This drawing competition encourages children to learn about history, city landmarks and icons. It is free and open to all Victorian primary school students (5 to 12 years of age).

Royal Historical Society of Victoria

The secrets of Flagstaff Gardens

Learn about the gardens' forgotten role in Melbourne's history — as a burial ground, flagstaff signalling station, and magnetic and meteorological observatory, and more!

Free Royal Historical Society of Victoria guided tours on August 28.


Lost and found wetlands of Melbourne

Royal Historical Society of Victoria annual Melbourne Day Lecture

Melbourne might march on cappuccinos and lattes today but marshes and swamps were once the city's lifeblood — vital to the early settlers and traditional Aboriginal owners.

In this free event, author and speaker Rod Giblett explains the pivotal and fascinating role of the city's wetlands, some of which have been lost to drainage or filling over the past 180 years, and how they shaped Melbourne.

Free Royal Historical Society of Victoria Melbourne Day Lecture on August 28.


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

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Enterprize - Melbourne's tall ship
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History Teachers' Association of Victoria
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Levantine Hill Winery
Eureka Skydeck
UMS, Urban Maintenance Systems
Akqire Digital
William Angliss Institute

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