MELBOURNE NEWS

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

Expanded support to boost local businesses

More Melbourne businesses will get the help and tools they need to start, grow and succeed – thanks to a supercharged support team. The City of Melbourne’s draft Budget 2024–25 will invest $1.6 million to expand the Business Concierge program – making it easier to open and operate a business. The...

Building better facilities closer to home  

The City of Melbourne will design and deliver new grassroots sporting facilities to ensure more Melburnians can play the game they love.        Council’s draft Budget 2024–25 is proposing to invest more than $30 million to upgrade key sporting infrastructure to...

More affordable homes for Melburnians

The City of Melbourne will continue to do its part to help tackle the housing crisis in Melbourne through a proposal to transform two Council-owned sites into new affordable housing.   Council’s Affordable Housing Strategy sets an ambitious target to deliver up to 25 per cent of affordable housing...

New creative studios drive more jobs in the city

The City of Melbourne has opened the doors to a new creative studio hub on Collins Street – bringing more than 100 designers, video game producers, architects and writers into the heart of the city.     Council has partnered with the Victorian Government to transform a large office...

Melburnians put their hands in the air for McEwans cult icon 

A new City of Melbourne exhibition will take Melburnians on a trip down memory lane, with the iconic celebrity handprints from Bourke Street making their triumphant return to the city.   Melburnians and visitors can see 40 of these prints at the GOTCHA! exhibition, alongside the stories of...

New riverside park to form key Greenline Project link  

Construction is officially underway on Melbourne’s newest riverside park – creating 3,500 square metres of new public green open space and forming a key link in the city-shaping Greenline Project.     The new Seafarers Rest Park is being delivered in partnership between the City of...

New cleaning efforts taking Melbourne to the next level 

Melbourne will be embracing 24/7 cleaning and graffiti removal from 1 April 2024 thanks to an innovative new cleaning contract – ensuring the city will always be looking its best for residents, workers and visitors.  Under the new Clean City Services contract, the City of Melbourne will...

Statement from Lord Mayor Sally Capp

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing I will not be contesting the next local government election.   I love this job – it is an honour and privilege to represent the people of Melbourne.  The City of Melbourne was in dire need of leadership when I was elected as Lord Mayor in 2018....
Media contacts

General media enquiries: media@melbourne.vic.gov.au

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up with what's happening in the City of Melbourne by subscribing to the Melbourne newsletter.

You have successfully subscribed!