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Bourke Street - Melbourne mourns for the lives lost in Friday's Car attack at Melbourne's GPO

It’s not often I post about negative experiences or negative happenings in Melbourne, as this blog has and always will be my happy place. A chance for me to share all the wonderful things I love about living in this beautiful city.

But sadly, last Friday, a tragedy rocked our world.

Innocent lives were lost, and many families have been left devastated, due to a senseless act.

Five people died and about 30 others were injured when a car drove onto the footpath and ploughed into pedestrians in the CBD on Friday.

The feature photo at the top of this blog post shows a very moving sight on the front steps of Melbourne’s GPO building today, flowers laid to pay tribute to all the innocent victims of last week’s Bourke Street tragedy.

(Photo Credit @melbournesgpo on Instagram).


Donate to The Bourke Street Fund


The Victorian Government has set up a fund for the families affected by the incident. It pledged an initial $100,000 and said anyone who wanted to make a donation can do so, simply by clicking through here.

If you have any general enquiries regarding the fund please call 1800 226 226.


Coming Together

Victorians and Australians alike, can come together to the aid those who have been most affected.

My heart goes out to all those who are suffering. What a sad, frightening event and I’d like to take a moment to toast everyone who has helped out in the city after this incident including the hard working teams at Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria and to all the doctors and nurses, who are helping to save innocent lives!

Be sure to call your friends and family to tell them you love them, because in the crazy world we live in, we shouldn’t take life for granted for one second!


Support is available is available for those in need.

It is normal to have strong reactions following a distressing or frightening event, but these should begin to reduce after a few weeks.

Seek professional help if you don’t begin to return to normal after three or four weeks.

Victim Support Hotline 1800 819 817

Lifeline 13 11 14

Grief Line 1300 845 745

BeyondBlue 1300 224 636



Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.

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