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Sweet victory for Melbourne small businesses

City-famous hot-chocolatier Mörk Chocolate has been named Melbourne’s 2024 Small Business of the Year.

Melbourne’s hotel supply reaches new heights

More hotels have opened in Melbourne in the past four years than any other Australian city – with visitors enjoying stays in more than 5,000 new rooms as they soak up everything the city has to offer. 

Nicholas Reece sworn in as new Lord Mayor

Long-standing City of Melbourne councillor Nicholas Reece has today been sworn in as the 105th Lord Mayor of Melbourne. 

Switching on Power Melbourne

The City of Melbourne is powering ahead to deliver the benefits of renewable energy for residents and businesses – switching on the first Power Melbourne community battery at Council House.

New provider to transform Melbourne’s waste and recycling services

The City of Melbourne and Citywide have today announced the decision to sell Citywide’s waste business to Cleanaway Waste Management Limited (Cleanaway). 

Now or Never returns to Melbourne this August

The City of Melbourne’s newest major festival, Now or Never, will return this August following a phenomenal debut last year.


Melbourne shopfronts spring to life with Australia’s lowest retail vacancy rate

One of the city’s most-loved laneways, Centre Place, is springing to life with small businesses as new data shows Melbourne continues to record the lowest retail vacancy rate in the country.

Greenline Project transformation begins at Birrarung Marr

The City of Melbourne has officially marked construction at the Birrarung Marr stage of the city-shaping Greenline Project.

Celebrating the stories of inspiring Melburnians

Applications are now open for this year’s Melbourne Awards – an opportunity for the City of Melbourne to celebrate and thank the people and organisations making a positive difference in our community.

Making room for Melburnians in need

The City of Melbourne is doing its part to help break the cycle of homelessness as its landmark Make Room project approaches completion.

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our acknowledgement

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The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.