Moomba Monarchs

Hear ye, hear ye! Introducing our newly crowned 2024 Moomba Monarchs: game-changing children’s entertainer, Emma Memma, and comedian, actor and television/radio personality Pete Helliar.

  • Emma Memma

    Emma Memma is a beloved children's performer changing the landscape of kids' entertainment and education.

    Emma Memma gives everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of singing, dancing and signing Auslan.

    Empowering the next generation through movement, creativity and friendship, Emma Memma embodies everything Moomba is – inclusive, exciting, and a whole lot of wholesome fun!

  • Pete Helliar

    Pete Helliar has been a celebrated fixture in the Australian media landscape for 25 years.

    First bursting onto our screens as cast member on Rove in 1999, Pete has gone on to create, produce and star in a number of successful TV Shows, and perform stand up all across the country. A man of many talents, we also remember him as host of The Project, author of much-loved and best-selling children’s book series, Frankie Fish and Herman Crab, and his own podcast, You Ain’t Seen Nothing’ Yet. This year he is performing his new stand-up comedy show Pete Helliar – Gives Zero Flips at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in March.

    Now he’s preparing for his greatest role so far…as our 2024 Moomba Monarch!

Past Moomba Monarchs

  • 2023 Rhonda Burchmore and Rob Mills
  • 2022 Fifi Box and Peter Hitchener
  • 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 Keith 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 Lynda Knight
  • 1982 Frank Thring and Sharon McKenzie
  • 1981 Lou Richards and Kim Formosa
  • 1980 Paul Cronin and Elizabeth Egan