City of Melbourne

Monarchs 2018

They’re two of our city’s most loved stars of TV and radio which is why we’re super proud to crown Jimmy Giggle and Chrissie Swan as the 2018 Moomba Monarchs. Every day they bring tonnes of laughter and fun to both parents and kids alike, making them perfect candidates to rule the Moomba roost!

The crowning of the Moomba Monarchs is one of the festival’s most iconic ceremonial traditions. Over the years, Moomba Kings and Queens, who reign over the parade, have included the likes of Bert Newton, Dame Edna and Molly Meldrum, as well as sporting and community heroes such as Cathy Freeman, and Stevie and Michelle Payne.

About the

Jimmy Giggle (aka Jimmy Rees)

After his big debut on ABC For Kids, Jimmy Giggle and his trusty side kick, Hoot, are now superstars in family homes across Australia. From their wonky, recycled house they keep the little ones entertained in the morning, afternoon and night. And, we have it on good authority, the mums love him just us much as the kids!

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Chrissie Swan

With her down to earth attitude and off the cuff antics, Melburnian Chrissie Swan is one of Australia’s most-loved personalities. Chrissie is now a household name for families across Melbourne as she co-hosts breakfast radio on NOVA100 Melbourne. A Silver Logie winner with over a decade in the business, Chrissie has won hearts all over Australia for her candid approach to life and her can do attitude.

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Past Moomba

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 & Sharon McKenzie
1981 Lou Richards and Kim Formosa
1980 Paul Cronin and Elizabeth Egan