Moomba Long Weekend 11-14 March 2022

Moomba Monarchs

Here ye, here ye! Give it up for our newly crowned 2022 Moomba Monarchs – the legendary journalist and Channel Nine broadcaster Peter Hitchener and one of our favourite media personalities in all the land – Fifi Box.

Fifi Box

As host of Fox FM’s stellar breakfast show, Fifi, Fev and Nick, Fifi Box is one of the most popular radio personalities in Australia.

Fifi has been a major player in Australian radio for the last 16 years and is also a regular face on television, with appearances on The Project and Have You Been Paying Attention.

Hard working, clever and witty she has carved an enviable career for herself sharing her life and laughter with her fans. In 2021 she also became a children’s author and released her first fabulous book ‘Minty Mae Gray and the Strangely Good Day’.

Fifi lives in Melbourne with her two daughters, Trixie and Daisy who cannot wait for the 2022 Moomba experience!

Peter Hitchener

Roll out the red carpet for the local legend of the newsreader scene, Channel 9’s Peter Hitchener.

For 46 years ‘Hitch’, as he’s affectionately known, has been bringing the nightly news to Melburnians making him one of our city’s most trusted and respected news presenters.

When he’s not gracing our screens, this year’s Monarch loves nothing more than meeting the everyday folks of Melbourne, is an ambassador for Lort Smith Animal Hospital, and speaks at many charity, community and school events.

He’s a huge animal lover, enjoys the odd hit of tennis or round of golf and is a big time supporter of the Australian Rules St Kilda Football Club.

Past Moomba Monarchs

  • 2021 Drew Law, Kirsty Buising and Pravini Fernando
  • 2020 Julia Morris and Nazeem Hussain
  • 2019 Archie Thompson and Jane Bunn
  • 2018 Jimmy Giggle (aka Jimmy Rees) and Chrissie Swan
  • 2017 Guy Grossi and Karen Martini
  • 2016 Michelle and Stevie Payne
  • 2015 Shane Warne and Pallavi Sharda
  • 2014 Bert Newton and Lucy Durack
  • 2013 Community and Emergency Services
  • 2012 Harry Kewell and Natalie Bassingthwaighte
  • 2011 Mick Malthouse and Ruby Rose
  • 2010 Ian 'Molly' Meldrum and Kate Ceberano
  • 1998 Denise Drysdale
  • 1997 Lano and Woodley
  • 1996 Marina Prior
  • 1995 Cathy Freeman
  • 1994 Andrew Gaze
  • 1993 The Oarsome Foursome
  • 1992 Don Dunstan
  • 1991 Tony Shaw
  • 1990 David Hanison
  • 1989 Con the Fruiterer
  • 1988 Jo Pearson
  • 1987 Paul McNamee and Marita Jones
  • 1986 Peter Brock and Ingrid Johansen
  • 1985 Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and Anne Erikson
  • 1984 Kevin Bartlett and Kim Kermonde
  • 1983 Daryl Somers and Linda Knight
  • 1982 Frank Thring and Sharon McKenzie
  • 1981 Lou Richards and Kim Formosa
  • 1980 Paul Cronin and Elizabeth Egan