Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world for the 5th year running and we have all played a part. We are one of the few cities who can pin point the time, date and the people whom founded our city. The Melbourne Regatta was first held on August 30th 1838, making it the first Regatta in Australia.

In 2015 The Melbourne Passenger Boating Association and the Mission to Seafarers are joining with the Melbourne Day Committee to celebrate Melbourne’s 180th Birthday on August 30th 2015 in Victoria Harbour Docklands.

As a lead in event on the afternoon of Saturday the 29th August, a Poker prologue Cruise-in will be held to attract cruising vessels from yacht clubs in Port Phillip Bay into Docklands, to join in the fun & excitement of the Regatta on Sunday.

We invite everyone to join in the fun and excitement & come along on Sunday August 30th 2015 to celebrate Melbourne’s 180th Birthday and:

*See a magnificent Spectacle of Cruising Boats, dressed especially for the occasion
*Hop aboard Free Ferry cruises around Victoria Harbour
*be part of a Welcome to Country Ceremony
*Hear Father Bob Bless the Fleet
*Enjoy Live Entertainment from Darryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris
*Shop at the Sunday Market with many food stalls and local cafes open
*Be surprised by Roving Entertainment
*Sing along with the Mass Choirs – Singing of the Sailors Hymn, Auld Lang Syne and the Australian National Anthem
*See the Port of Melbourne’s Tug give a spectacular fire demonstration

To view more about the Melbourne regatta click here.

To view more about Melbourne Day click here.