Media centre

Read the City of Melbourne’s media protocols and find contact details for media advisers and weekend media enquiries.

Please note that all media requests for the Lord Mayor and councillors should be directed to the relevant media adviser.

The City of Melbourne is unable to facilitate interviews or media requests from students. Information for school or university assignments must be sourced from our website.

Media releases

Breaking ground on brand new Munro library

Work is underway on the City of Melbourne’s newest library and community hub – creating more jobs and activating the city’s growing inner north, bringing key services closer to home. The new Munro library and community hub will transform the Queen Victoria Market precinct, occupying three storeys...

Groundbreaking year of infrastructure delivery

$60 million for the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal  $28 million for the Kensington Community Aquatic and Recreation Centre redevelopment  $17 million for the Greenline Project  $12 million to renew roads, footpaths and boost safety  The City of Melbourne will deliver a...

Creating clean, safe and caring communities

A record $60.9 million investment will continue the City of Melbourne’s work to building a cleaner, safer and more caring community to respond to the priorities of our growing population.

Growing a greener, more sustainable city   

The City of Melbourne will be a greener place to live, work, study and visit through a $51 million investment in the sustainability sector that will create more green spaces and support a range of new jobs.

Backing businesses and attracting investment

The City of Melbourne is enhancing its reputation as a global investment destination by streamlining processes, attracting new businesses and arming traders with the tools and resources to make it easier to do business in Melbourne.

Supporting more Melburnians to learn and innovate

The City of Melbourne is setting a new pace for our vibrant knowledge economy – delivering more than $15 million in programs and initiatives to drive innovation, create jobs and shape the economy for the future.

Biggest events calendar to deliver biggest crowds for city traders

$28.2 million for events  $6.2 million for Christmas Festival $5.2 million for Moomba 70th Anniversary  $4.9 million for New Year’s Eve   $3.5 million for Now or Never festival  $3.3 million for Melbourne Fashion Week  $2.6 million for local events   $1.6...

Hospitality owners capitalise on Melbourne’s new rhythm

City traders are making the most of Melbourne’s supercharged visitation, with new data revealing a higher proportion of hospitality businesses are open on weekends than before the pandemic. The City of Melbourne's latest Melbourne Economy Snapshot reveals 68 per cent of city cafes and restaurants...

Simpler parking to unlock space in city

The City of Melbourne will make parking in the city simpler and fairer – unlocking hundreds more spaces, free parking for up to 15 minutes and cheaper rates for off-peak times.
Media contacts

General media enquiries:

Weekend on-call number: 03 9658 8736

Media team contacts are for legitimate media queries only. For all other queries, please visit the City of Melbourne Contact Us page.

Media staff
Sallese Gibson, Media Manager

Tel: 0479 179 468

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal
  • Invest Melbourne
  • Rates and valuations
  • Emergency Management
  • Council budget / reporting
  • Council elections, policy, governance
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Melbourne Awards
  • Melbourne City Recovery Fund
  • Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund   
Tom Whitty, Senior Media Advisor

Tel: 0481 064 023

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Graffiti and cleaning
  • Waste and recycling
  • Rough sleeping and homelessness
  • City safety and security
  • Economy
  • Tourism
  • Arts and culture
  • Business support
  • Small business, retail and hospitality
  • Moomba
Maddie Kellaway, Media Advisor

Tel: 0403 984 481

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Environment, including trees, parks and water
  • Sustainable building
  • Environment, including trees, parks and water
  • Sustainable building
  • Now or Never Festival
  • Christmas Festival
  • Transport, including parking and cycling
  • Aboriginal Melbourne
Kylie Kitchen, Media Advisor

Tel: 0403 168 147

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Infrastructure
  • City design
  • Capital works
  • Building and construction
  • The Greenline Project
  • Property and Council real estate
  • International students
  • Lord Mayor’s Small Business Awards
  • Melbourne Fashion Week
  • Melbourne Conversations
  • Animal management (domestic)
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Community and recreation
  • Children and family services
  • Technology and digital innovation
Hannah Lewon, External Communications Officer

Tel: 0468 675 991

Portfolio responsibilities

  • City planning
  • Heritage
  • Libraries
  • Grant programs and sponsorship
  • Busking and street entertainment
  • Pedestrian data
  • Night-time economy
  • Firelight Festival
  • Only in the City


Kosta Pandos, Head of External Communications

Tel: 0481 099 298

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