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Still marvellous after 179 years

Celebrate from
August 20 to August 31

You'll be saying Cheers! with these fantastic offers


Two-for-one tickets, special offers, discounts and other amazing deals are on offer in our Cheers! campaign. They're birthday gifts from a range of city cafes, pubs, hotels, retailers, tourist attractions and others - to help you celebrate and say Cheers! Melbourne.

Visit Eureka Skydeck on our Urban Explorer tour

Urban Explorer

Get a Mega Showbag bursting with goodies valued at more than $200 on this special tour. 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!

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

Party started at Fed Square

The P!nk tribute show and hit musician Rav Thomas are the headline acts at the official Melbourne Day all-ages free concert at Federation Square.

Melbourne Regatta Day details and bookings

A sight to sea

Come sailing and join a spectacular flotilla on Victoria Harbour, Docklands. 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.

2014 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne Ebony Chiazor, click to read more!

Little big boss

Ebony Chiazor, 11, is the 2014 Junior Lord Mayor. She'll help perform official duties.

Join us as we raise the Melbourne flag at Enterprize Park

Flag ceremony

Join Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, VIPs, our Junior Lord Mayor and others at the free, traditional flag-raising event at Enterprize Park. Starting 11am.


Magic cupcake!

See our magic cupcake come alive on your smart phone!

1. Download the free "Cakes Alive!" app from the iTunes app or Google Play store.
2. Open the app, point your phone at the cupcake.
3. See your screen burst alive!
4. Take a photo, tag with #MelbourneDay and share with friends and on social media.

It works on every Melbourne Day cupcake image, online and print - thanks to sponsor Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses.

Read online magazine-style our official program guide, click here

Out now!

Download our program guide (PDF). Or read it online magazine-style, click here.

Pick up a print copy from city hotels, tourist venues and other spots that love Melbourne Day. 

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

Show us your selfies!

No matter where you are in the world, celebrate on 30 August – and share your photos.

1. Download your A4 cupcake poster from
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!

Download your free Melbourne Day selfie poster like the one Seven News presenters Jennifer Keyte and Jo Silvagni are holding.


Oration lunch

Ken Lay, police Chief Commissioner, will give the 2014 Lord Mayor's Melbourne Day Oration on the future of policing at the RACV Club, Bourke St, city, on 28 August.

Made in Melbourne awareness month

Products made in Melbourne are on show in August. Enter a free competition for a chance to win some.

Windsor award

Historic Windsor Hotel starts a stint as a public art gallery on 30 August. Read more.

Watch on YouTube our Channel Seven TV commercial presented by Peter Mitchell
Enterprize ship brought the first settlers to Melbourne

Sail our past

Set sail on a special "early Melbourne-themed" pleasure trip aboard the Enterprize on Port Phillip Bay and Victoria Harbour throughout August. Enterprize brought the first European settlers to Melbourne in 1835.


Mystery park

Join a Royal Historical Society of Victoria tour of Flagstaff Gardens — learn its secrets and forgotten role in shaping Melbourne.

Secrets tours

Discover mystery, tradition, curiosities and wonder on a revealing special "early Melbourne" guided walking tour of the hidden city.

Special talk by Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council & Royal Historical Society of Victoria

Special talk

Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council & Royal Historical Society present a special talk - "Mapping Melbourne". When: 29  August, 1pm- 2.15pm, RHSV, 239 A’Beckett St, Melbourne. It is a free event but please register. Details here.


Toot if you love Melbourne Day

Honk and smile if you see our chairman Campbell Walker's "Melbourne Daymobile" cruising around town. You can't miss it!


Friends of Melbourne Day

Join and get a Mega Showbag with goodies valued at more than $200. Your support helps us to celebrate the city and build awareness of Melbourne Day.

Click here to listen to the awesome 3AW radio interview with Junior Lord Mayor Abigail Dinan.

3AW interview

Wow. Do yourself a favour and listen to 2013 Junior Lord Mayor, Abigail Dinan, 11, on the Neil Mitchell 3AW radio show, with Lord Mayor Robert Doyle. (06:48)


Did you know?
A small waterfall that once existed beside today's Queensbridge St Bridge that blocked the Enterprize's  path up the Yarra on 30 August 1835 was dynamited around the turn of the century to straighten the river and stop flooding.

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

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