Hear ye! Hear ye! We have a winner

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Without hesitation, it's Mason

Mason Dwyer is the new little big boss of Melbourne

Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener

All hail our Aspendale winner: Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne 2016, Mason Dwyer, 11, with town crier Ian Morrison at Melbourne Town Hall.


Nothing little about Mason the mayor

Mason Dwyer, from St Louis de Montfort's Primary, Aspendale, was the outstanding candidate from six excellent finalists.

After a series of media interviews, he'll help raise the flag on Melbourne Day and cut the official birthday cake at our Federation Square concert. During his reign he gets to skipper the Enterprize for a day with his class, help lead the Moomba Parade, and perform other cool mayoral duties.

The competition, now in its fourth year, aims to educate Victorians about the city and its history. With thanks to 13CABS, our competition partner.

A+ result: Competition judge Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener with Mason (left). Getting some tips for the year ahead as the little big boss of Melbourne from the big boss, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle (right).


Two top classroom kits to make your students want to sit up and turn the page

Show them how we became the world's most liveable city six years in a row

1. Melbourne education kit

2. E-book that explores who founded Melbourne through the eyes of Gilbert the Tassie tabby, our first cat

Developed by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria and Melbourne Day Committee to make Melbourne's history engaging.


It's Melbourne Day Week

What's on Melbourne Day Week
  • Lunchtime concert at Federation Square
  • Free birthday cupcakes
  • Flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park
  • Public lecture on how topography and the landscape shaped our city
  • Radio 3AW and GOLD104FM give-aways
  • And more!

Thanks to our awesome sponsors & partners

City of Melbourne
13CABS - proud sponsor of the 2015 Junior Lord Mayor Competition
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses
Radio GOLD104.3 FM
Melbourne Water
Radio 3AW AM
Metrol Trains
Enterprize - Melbourne's tall ship
Zouki Group
illy Australia
History Teachers' Association of Victoria
Lombard the Paper People
Levantine Hill Winery
UMS, Urban Maintenance Systems
William Angliss Institute
Akqire Digital
Aged Care Report Card