In 1917, permission was given for the cemetery to be moved, so Queen Victoria Market could expand.
W-class trams were introduced in 1923 to deal with the increasing number of commuters, and as traffic grew, the first set of traffic lights was installed at Swanston and Collins Streets in 1928.
The first radio station (now known as Radio National) was established as 3AR in 1924.
In 1927, Federal Parliament was moved from Melbourne to Canberra, the new capital of the nation.
The decade started with 'Phar Lap' winning the Melbourne Cup.
The Shrine of Remembrance was completed in 1934.
The 1930s ended with the start of the Second War.
Trenches were dug in city parks and gardens in the early years of the decade in preparation for potential air raids.
In 1945, Fishermans Bend was home to an airfield and aircraft research factory.
Essendon became Melbourne's first international airport in 1950 and was renamed Melbourne Airport.
In 1954, the railway know knows as Puffing Billy was closed between Upper Ferntree Gully and Gembrook. This year also saw the first Moomba Parade and a visit from Queen Elizabeth II.
The first television station was switched on in 1956 as HSV-7. This was the same time as the Olympic Games.
Toward the end of the decade, in 1959, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl was opened.
Chadstone Shopping Centre opened in 1960 after the land was bought from the Convent of the Good Shepherd. The Eastern Market was also demolished, and replaced by Spencer Street station.
1964 saw the arrival of 'The Beatles' when an estimated 300,000 people turned out on the city's streets in an effort to catch a glimpse of them.
In 1966, after 50 years, the 6pm closing of hotels was finally abolished.
The National Gallery of Victoria was opened in 1968.
The National Gallery of Victoria. Credits: Wikipedia, User: Robert Merkel
The decade opened with the tragic collapse of West Gate Bridge. A few years later, in 1974, the construction of the City Loop began. The Eastern Freeway was also built in the 1970s.
Commercial international flights were transferred to Tullamarine Airport in 1970, with domestic flights following the next year.
It was only in 1975, that the first colour televisions were introduced.
Toward the end of a fiercely hot Summer in 1983, the disastrous Ash Wednesday fires occurred and a huge dust storm enveloped Melbourne.
In 1985, the Port Melbourne and St Kilda train lines were converted to light rail.
The Southern Hemisphere's tallest building at the time, The Rialto, was completed in 1986.
The decade began with the opening of Southbank. Melbourne Central also opened with its flagship Daimaru store. An economic slump occurred the next year, and in 1992, to attract more residents to the CBD, many warehouses and offices are converted into apartments.
In 1994, 463 patrons of the Tasty nightclub were detained for seven hours and searched by Victoria Police.
Construction of CityLink freeway begins and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crown Casino and Bolte Bridge all open in 1996. The Gas and Fuel buildings were also demolished, paving the way for the start of Federation Square. The first Formula 1 Grand Prix was also held at Albert Park.
Albert Park where the Grand Prix is held. Credits: Wikipedia, User: Tim Serong