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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Statewide. Melbournwide. Local. Victoria’s free family newspaper now in 55th year.

The Melbourne Observer is Victoria’s popular family newspaper, available online weekly, and in print fortnightly..The Melbourne Observer heritage stretches back to 1969, 55 years ago. The newspaper is available: • as a free publication inserted in localised editions of The Local Paper (fortnightly) across 40 local government areas, • free online (weekly).The Melbourne Observer newspaper is published on Wednesdays (with

Latest Edition

OUT NOW. Wed., July 17, 2024

July 17 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW. Wed., July 10, 2024

July 10 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW. Wed., June 26, 2024

June 26 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW. Wed., June 19, 2024

June 19 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW. Wed., June 12, 2024

June 12 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW. Wed., May 29, 2024

May 29 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW: Wed., May 15, 2024

May 15 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

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Latest Edition

OUT NOW: Wed., May 1, 2024

May 1 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW. Wed., Apr. 17, 2024

April 17 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

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NEXT ISSUES after Easter break

Following our annual Easter break, the next weekly online editions will be published on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The next fortnightly print issue will be published on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Our 2024 schedule is then an unbroken publishing period until Wednesday, December 11, 2024.

Latest Edition

OUT NOW. Wed., Mar. 20, 2024

March 20 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW: Wed., Mar. 6, 2024

March 6 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW: Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

February 21 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Edition

OUT NOW: Wed., Feb. 14, 2024

February 14 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

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Latest Edition

OUT NOW. Wed., Feb. 7, 2024

February 7 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERE Covers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Entertainment

LOCAL THEATRE: Shows, Auditions

• Geelong Repertory Theatre: Farragut North (by Beau Willimon) February 3 – 17 at the Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation St., Geelong West. Director: Jules Hart. Bookings: Geelong Arts Centre 1300 251 200 geelongartscentre.org.au • Windmill Theatre Company: Noises Off (Michael Frayne) February 7 – 11 at Bunjil Place Studio, Narre Warren. Director: Ben Dowthwaite. Bookings:

Entertainment

SHOWBIZ: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“What’s special about it?” asks my 12-year- old grandson, before committing to accepting a ticket to A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Melbourne’s glorious Botanical Gardens. Rather than try to explain that the play is about love as a complex metaphoric catalyst for conflict, chaos, and comedy, I merely smile and reply, “ Absolutely everything.” In

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SHOWBIZ: Gasworks Art Park Season Launch

Hearts were gladdened to be going forward into a new year when graced with a gala night at the launch of Gasworks Arts Park 2024 season. It was aglow with excitement as glimpses were grabbed of the glamour, gaiety, glitz and gusto at this truly great indoor and outdoor venue. It’s a gift to Melbourne’s

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SHOWBIZ: Jazz Men full of verve

Jazz Men, which had a very brief season at the Athenaeum Theatre, was full of verve and passion but ultimately disappointed due to some poor choreography unevenly executed by an ensemble of dancers of different skill levels. Promoted as a dynamic dance revue, the show consisted of a number of vignettes and set pieces of

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SHOWBIZ: Malevo

Malevo, which had a short season at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, lived up to its claim to be an “electrifying dance spectacular” with the all-male troupe of Argentinian dancers, drummers and musicians receiving a standing ovation on opening night. Based on the malambo, an Argentinian folk dance traditionally performed by gauchos of the

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SHOWBIZ: Grease The Musical

Grease the Musical fans of all ages can enjoy rocking with the gang from Rydell High at Her Majesty’s Theatre until March 14. This show is presented by John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia. 1950s dressed patrons enhance the atmosphere, ready to enjoy the show’s familiar tunes, rendered with gusto by Dave Skelton’s orchestra. Luke

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