Carnival 2017

Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre will be holding its biggest event of the year - the Port Melbourne Community Carnival 2017 which will take place on Saturday 18th March from 12 to 4 pm, on Liardet St, between Lalor and Nott Sts.

The theme for this year is Port Melbourne Unmasked - Uncovering the Heart of Port Melbourne, which aims to explore and celebrate the essence of this resilient community. People who are coming to the carnival will have the opportunity to be involved in a series of drop-in style workshops. These are always highly popular with children and families. This year the main workshop will be creating masks using recycled materials. The masks will then be worn in the 'Port Melbourne Unmasked Parade', allowing the artwork and creators to be cheered by the crowd.

Heart of the Port Awards

Is there someone in the community who you feel sums up the heart of Port Melbourne? We will be providing locals the opportunity to nominate community members of all ages in the lead up to the event through our "Heart of the Port Awards". Stay tuned for information on how to nominate. Award winners will be annunced at the Carnival.

Lots of other free attractions on the day include art and craft workshops, live music, face painting, balloons, jumping castle, animal nursery, and much more. The Dig In Community Garden will host a low cost and gourmet sausage sizzle. 

The Port Melbourne Community Carnival is funded by City of Port Phillip Local Festivals Fund and has been running for the last 11 years. Every year it’s bigger and more popular. We call it “an outdoor mini-festival in the heart of Port Melbourne”, accessible to the whole community, no matter what age, ability or income.

The Port Melbourne Community Carnival promotes creativity, active participation, citizenship, and environmental sustainability.

Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre organises its Carnival in partnership with many local organisations and performers, and promotes a range of activities including family & children’s activities, arts & crafts, movement, dance, live music and theatre.

Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre is a local non-profit, community-based organisation offering a wide variety of courses, activities and volunteering opportunities for the residents of the City of Port Phillip, and other areas.

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering or helping with Port Melbourne Community Carnival 2017 organization.


Our MC, Myf Powell, with Trash Puppets (2016)