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Take a bow.

179 years of marvellous!

Click to book for the Urban Explorer Tour

Urban Explorer ticket sales end 1pm today

Visit Eureka Skydeck, get VIP status at the flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park and Federation Square concert — and get a Mega Showbag with goodies valued at more than $200!


Get your free fairy floss (while it lasts)!

Just announced: Royal Melbourne Show staff will give out fairy floss at Saturday's Melbourne Day Concert at Federation Square to help celebrate our city's birthday.

There will be Show ticket and prize pack give-aways; colourful "yarn-bombed" (dressed) animal statues on display; and other activities, to help promote next month's Show.

Join us at the official flag-raising ceremony.
Learn Fiona's newest secret foodie find!

Fiona Sweetman from Hidden Secrets Tours tells Candy Hertz from On the List what's on during Melbourne Day — and shares her new secret foodie find!

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

Finding the values of Melbourne

What does Melbourne stand for? Melbourne Day Chairman Campbell Walker will help launch an initiative tomorrow to help answer that, and uncover the values that make our city unique.

“Melbourne was founded on a number of principals that many are unaware of," Mr Walker says. "For instance, one of the city's founders, John Batman, was an early supporter of equality and tolerance. We want to recognise the values that have come to make our city unique.”

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

Happy. Happy. Birthday. Birthday.

The Henry Twins Isobel and Eloise (above) will be on stage with singer and dancer Bethany Fisher at tomorrow's Melbourne Day Concert at Fed Square.

Show us your selfies!

1. Download your cupcake poster.
2. Get someone to take a photo of you holding it, or take a selfie. Say "cheese!"
3. Tag with #MelbourneDay and post to Instagram or Twitter.
4. And you, too, could live to be 179!


Turning 179, young, cool, friendly, liveable and still marvellous.


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