Lord Mayor Sally Capp announced today that this year’s Moomba Monarchs are representatives of the unsung community heroes who have worked to keep us all safe during the COVID-19

In keeping with Moomba’s community focus, the Lord Mayor crowned cleaner Pravini Fernando, infectious disease doctor Professor Kirsty Buising, and supermarket worker Drew Law as this year’s Moomba monarch

Past monarchs include Jane Bunn, Archie Thompson, Michelle and Stevie Payne, Shane Warne and Pallavi Sharda, Guy Grossi and Karen Martini, Harry Kewell and Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Mick Malthouse and Ruby Rose, The Oarsome Foursome, and Peter Brock Graham Kennedy and Lou Richards

“Kirsty, Pravini and Drew embody the spirit of the Melburnians Responding to COVID-19. They represent the everyday community heroes who keep our streets clean, our supermarket shelves full, and we are healthy and connected feel, “said the mayor

“The pandemic has taught us how much we depend on each other – whether it’s a cashier, a cleaner or our family doctor. This year we wanted to celebrate our frontline workers because they really are everyday community heroes”

“Moomba has always been more than a fun festival For nearly 70 years it has given the economy a huge boost and helped Melburnians stay in jobs, “said Cr Campbell

“At a time when Melbourne needs it most, up to 1000 employees from more than 120 companies work to deliver Moomba ”


With the pandemic affecting her role in the hospitality industry, Pravini Fernando began working with Spotless on her Yarra tram cleaning team, funded by the state government’s Working for Victoria initiative, Pravini has high touchpoints at tram stops and Depots refurbished Pravini takes great pride in helping commuters feel safer in the city and enjoys talking to people from all walks of life

Professor Kirsty Buising is Infectious Diseases Physician with the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Victorian Infectious Diseases Service. Your guidance and expertise have been critical in keeping healthcare professionals and patients safe from COVID-19

Drew Law, Store Support Manager at Coles Eastland, goes out of his way to assist customers, including personal grocery delivery to an elderly customer

The Moomba Carnival in Alexandra Gardens features rides, food trucks and live performances. The Riverslide Skate Park in the Carnival District hosts the Australian Skateboard League National Final, where experienced skaters, scooters and BMX riders compete against each other on the weekend

Basketball lovers can enjoy the NBL 3 × 3 Hustle, register for a Community Hustle game or catch the pros in an NBL Legends game on Star Lawn, also in the Carnival District of Alexandra Gardens

Entry to all activities at Alexandra Gardens is free, but meeting times must be pre-booked through the Moomba website

Along with the Carnival in Alexandra Gardens, the theme “Love Melbourne, Love Moomba” will be shown in some of Melbourne’s most famous locations

Significant buildings will be lit in red to encourage everyone to show their love for Melbourne, while large flower love heart displays appear at Melbourne City Hall, Bourke Street Mall, State Library of Victoria, and other locations

The festival will also show its love for Melbourne with a light installation of a gigantic beating heart placed in front of the city skyline on the banks of the Yarra on the upper terrace of Birrarung Marr

There are pop-up music performances and street art installations all over the city, as well as a busking competition where the winner gets a “golden ticket” to Melbourne’s best events

In collaboration with the Arts Center Melbourne, the City of Melbourne will bring live music and entertainment to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl stage over the Moomba Long Weekend. Artists include The Cat Empire and Kids at the Bowl with Jimmy Giggle, Justine Clarke , Dan Sultan and Pevan & Sarah

The City of Melbourne thanks its valued Moomba partners for their support, including the Victorian Government, the Road Accidents Commission, Nine News, oOh! media, Ticketek and Wallaby Water

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