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6 venues to watch Melbourne switch off for Earth Hour

Written by
Fiona Kazan

Help planet Earth become a better place by participating in this year’s Earth Hour. Originally started by WWF in Sydney back in 2007, the movement has only grown even more in number since then. As of last year, a record of 18,000 landmarks in 7,000 cities have participated, all in the name of reducing the causes of climate change.

Melburnians, you can also give back to Mother Earth by switching off your lights for one hour this Saturday, March 30 from 8.30 to 9.30pm. Some of our city’s popular spots will be participating as well, so be on the lookout to see them switch their vibrant LED and neon lights for a more ‘natural’ lighting (or limited to emergency/safety low lighting, to be exact).

Check out the list below:


How about an imaginary footy game in the dark?

Federation Square

Can you even imagine Fed Square's huge screen without its signature changing colours?

Luna Park Melbourne

Maybe Mr Moon’s face won’t look as scary anymore.

Melbourne Zoo

Perhaps it’s like seeing life through the eyes of the owls and possums.  

The Melbourne Star

It’s happening: the city’s brightest star will stop illuminating our skies for one straight hour.

West Gate Bridge

FYI, that’s going to be around 2,582.6 metres of darkness.

Read more about Earth Hour and what you can do to contribute here.

Melbourne is now home to an inner-city park on a rooftop.

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