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Official flag-raising ceremony 2016

Join us as we raise the Melbourne flag at Enterprize Park

You are invited to the official kick-off event at Enterprize Park, Flinders St, on Melbourne Day, 30 August, 2016.

Join city councillors, the 2016 Junior Lord Mayor competition winner, Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker and committee, invited guests, dignitaries and others as we hoist the city's flag at 9am.

This is a free public event, school groups, families welcome. Bring the whole flock!

Enterprize Park, on the north bank of the Yarra River at the bottom of William St, is where the first Europeans landed on 30 August 1835 to start the first permanent settlement of Melbourne.


Melbourne Day free all-ages Concert

Big names for a big Melbourne Day out

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Melbourne Regatta

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Regatta Day

The Regatta features a dazzling flotilla on Victoria Harbour's southern basin. Bring the whole family and join the Melbourne Passenger Boating Association and the Mission to Seafarers in a Blessing of the Fleet.

The Melbourne Regatta was first held on August 30, 1838, making it the first regatta in Australia.

For more details visit the Melbourne Regatta official website, the Mission to Seafarers' website and the Enterprize's website.


Melbourne Our Town

Debuted at the 2015 Melbourne Day Concert by Soli Tesema

Hear a preview: Melbourne Our Town (MP3, 0:55)

Buy the full version from iTunes

Credits: Music by Bettina Spivakovsky, lyrics by Bettina Spivakovsky, performed by Soli Tesema, live and midi instrumentalists Kit Riley and Bettina Spivakovsky, producers Kit Riley and Bettina Spivakovsky. Produced at Kit Riley Studios (2015).

Melbourne Our Town

Melbourne is our town
Melbourne is our city
Come on, take the tram around
Look at all the beauty
Underneath the Southern skies
And together we’ll stand with one hope
And we all discover treasures in the place that we call home

Melbourne is our town
Melbourne is our city
Take the tram around
Look at all the beauty
Underneath the Southern skies
And together we’ll stand with one hope
Everyone can join us, let’s all rise up, come on celebrate

The rhythm of each day, with all the hustle and the bustle
Nature and man in harmony with each other
They came from different shores and taught us how to value freedom
And those who lived before us shared with us their wisdom
It’s the quiet of the park, it’s crowd and it’s the footy
It’s the starlight after dark, it’s our future and it’s history
We built on land and shore, discovered mountains, sailed the waters
Welcome everyone to this great land
In  Melbourne town

Melbourne is our town
Melbourne is our city
Come on, take the tram around
Look at the beauty
Look at all the beauty
Underneath the Southern sky
And together we’ll stand with one hope
Everyone come and join us, let’s all celebrate

Melbourne is our town
Melbourne is our city
Melbourne is our town
Melbourne is our city

Melbourne is your town
Melbourne is your city
Melbourne is your town
Melbourne is your city


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Official flag-raising ceremony

Melbourne Day Concert

Melbourne Our Town song