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Channel 9 newsreader Peter Hitchener joins our judges

Last day for Junior Lord Mayor 2016 Competition entries

Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener

Newsreader to help choose a winner: National Nine News' Peter Hitchener joins our judging panel.


Last call, entries close 5pm

To enter is easy. Students complete questions about Melbourne and its history on the entry form. From up to seven finalists, the overall winner is chosen by our judges:

  • Channel 9's Peter Hitchener
  • Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley
  • Melbourne Day Chairman Campbell Walker
  • Simon Pursey, Head of Client Services, 13CABS
  • Judging MC Sarah Styring, Executive Officer, Melbourne Day Committee

Judging to be held and the winner announced on 25 August.

Entry is open to Victorian students in grades five to seven (10 to 12 years of age). With thanks to 13CABS, our competition partner.

"I definitely encourage everyone to enter the competition. It's really good and looks great on your resume!" - Reigning Junior Lord Mayor Claire McDaniel.


Classroom resources that make the grade

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.


What's on Melbourne Day Week

What's on Melbourne Day Week
  • Lunchtime concert at Federation Square
  • Flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park
  • Melbourne Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet at Docklands
  • Lord Mayor's Oration-Melbourne Day lunch, Zinc restaurant, Federation Square
  • 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