Meet the float designers

Alannah

This mini-Einstein was thinking big explosions and bubbling test tubes when coming up with her float design. The result? A mind-blowing creation to match her love for all things science. To top it all off, she’s even added a steaming volcano! When she’s not at school learning about her favourite subject, Alannah loves netball, gymnastics and swimming. This is her fourth trip to Moomba and she’s bursting to go on all the rides again this year.

Leeloo

If you ever go to Leeloo’s house you might find fairies living in the tree at her front gate. This was the inspiration behind her float design. She took the idea of a fairy house and added some details like mushrooms to create a magical addition to the parade. This young designer’s favourite subjects at school are music and art and she's super excited to be in the parade and is counting down the days until she sees her fairy house float in action.

Nicole

This tiny designer loves squiggles so much that her float features a giant squiggly animal with a huge smiley face, a tail and a tonne of colour. When she’s not being creative with her pencils and paper, Nicole loves a good boogie and last year she even danced along with Moomba’s break dance groups. At this year's festival she’s gearing up for the fireworks, and of course seeing her float creation come to life.

Raff

Raff is a smart cookie with a huge talent for designing extraordinary floats so when we spotted his robot design we knew it’d be perfect for this year’s parade. At school this 9 year old artist enjoys studying prehistoric life and world conflicts. He’s hoping that at this year’s Moomba Festival he’ll be on the news (watch this space!) so keep an eye out for him on the telly.

Ella

This might be the first time we’ve had a gold-medal-winning, record-setting athlete amongst our float designers. When she’s not taking home titles in shot put and discus, you’ll find Ella practising French or learning about history - those are her favourite subjects at school. She was inspired by all things nature when designing her float so naturally it features bugs, birds and loads of colour.

Rory

When Rory got the call that her design had been chosen for the parade she wanted to scream with excitement but she was on a tram so thought she’d better play it cool. This 9 year old adores llamas and cacti so she put these things together to create ‘Llama Float a Rama.’ She’s visited the festival three times and loves the water-skiing, the rides and of course, the parade.

Parade Participants

Ambulance Victoria
Australian Army Band Melbourne
Blandthorn Performing Academy
Caribbean Association of Victoria
Confident Kids Performing Arts School
Dance Discovery
Federation Of Chinese Associations (Vic) Inc
Fiesta Y Color
Glamour Puss Studios
Indonesian Community
Isolation Performing Arts
Jana Garjana Dhol Pathak
Japan Club of Victoria
L2R Dance
Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company
Melbourne Caribbean Carnival
Macedonian Cultural and Artistic Association
Melbourne Dai Loong Association Inc.
Melbourne Latin Festival
Metropolitan Fire Brigade
Pacific Island Creative Arts Australia Inc.
Papua New Guinea Association of Australia
Regal Phoenix
Royal Australian Air Force Band
Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne
SHIAMAK Bollywood Dance School Australia
ShowBiz Performing Arts Studios
Slovak Social Club
Somali Association of Victoria
Southern Corroboree Frog - Zoos Victoria
Step in Time Studio of Dance
Studio D
The Dance Room
Trivical Performance Academy
Vietnamese Community in Australia (Vic Chapter)
Victoria Police
Victoria Police Pipe Band
Victorian Thai Community Association Inc.
Werribee Concert Band